If Revlon's fruit-perfumed nail polishes and Mattese's cocktail-inspired scented lacquers don't agree with your nose, there's a luxe new competitor in the scented polish field. Nail lacquer impresario Jane Schub hired Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, the perfumer responsible for DSH perfumes, to help her create Richly Perverse Perfume Polish ($28) for her line StrangeBeautiful. The polish has a violet leather accord that's "an earthy chypre blend with notes of black leather, tobacco, ylang ylang, tuberose, and sandalwood."
It's slightly more sophisticated than other polish scents like Orange Fizz and Ocean Breeze (to say the least), and the scent lasts up to a day. Unlike other scented polishes, Richly Perverse is also clear, so it's not tied to any particular color. Would you be interested in giving this stuff a sniff?