Mar 09 2011

Color Club Scented Polish: Mandarin and Lemon

I decided to wear what I thought was the funkiest two colors from the Color Club Wicked Sweet scented nail polish collection this past weekend, but they also happened to be the stinkiest, in my opinion. Of course, I used Gimme a Grape Big Kiss and thought it smelled lovely – so hopefully the rest of the collection is sweet!

But I have to say, the lemon scented polish grossed me out.

Stinky number one is I Always Get My Man-Darin:

I Always Get My Man-Darin is a hot neon orange with green flash, which of course I could capture neither color in my photo. It’s really not mustard-colored, I swear! It’s a GORGEOUS color!

Except then it smells like fake citrus smell. Ew! I am not the biggest fan of citrus-scents – like grapefruit or oranges. So for me, this was a big scent fail while being a color win.

Get Your Lem-On:

Get Your Lem-On is another hot neon, a yellow, with green flash! You can see it in that second photo. I love this color so much!!

This one stank even worse than the first one. It smelled like a perpetually dirty public restroom after being cleaned with heavily scented lemon cleaner. Mike even threw out that it smelled like “urinal cakes,” but then quickly retracted it, saying he actually doesn’t know what urinal cakes smell like. But you get the picture.

Anyway. The one saving grace is that I do my nails at night, near bed time. And by the time I woke up both days after putting these one, the scent was faded. Thank, God.

I’ve got high hopes for the scents in the rest of the collection, including the bubble gum one. I will report back to you soon! What about you – have you tried these? Smelled these?

  • Melissa

    LOL exactly why I skipped the Revlon Ocean Breeze and Beach scents…ew!! Didn’t they see the episode of Seinfeld with Kramer’s great cologne idea?

    KRAMER: Go ahead smell, smell

    STEVE: Yeah, so?

    KRAMER: Do you recognize it? … The beach.

    STEVE: What are you talking about?

    KRAMER: Oh, I’m talking about the beach.

    STEVE: What about it?

    KRAMER: You know the way you smell when you first come home from the beach?

    Well, I want to make a cologne that captures the essence of that smell.

    Oh yeah.

    STEVE: That is the dumbest idea I have ever heard.

    KRAMER: Oh, wait, Did you here what I just said?

    STEVE: Do you think people are going to pay $80 a bottle to smell like dead

    fish and sea weed? That’s why people take showers when the come

    home from the beach. It’s an objectionable offensive odour.

    KRAMER: So you don’t think it’s a good idea?

  • Lucy

    I’m not too thrilled about the public bathroom scent! Ick! I think I’ll skip these.

  • Kourtney

    Hmmm I love the colors but I don’t know about the names LOL And I can’t comment on the smell. But I hate when companies give them crazy names of other colors that don’t even represent the actual color…Like the first one you described better when you called it mustard…It is no where near mandarin LOL It’s yellow, not orange…And the second one is lime green not lemon LOL That’s my rant…I work with colors everyday working at QVC so I get annoyed there too when they give colors another name that is no where near the color…

  • BeautyJudy

    I got the set online at Victoria nail supply! They are fun raspberry one smells good!

  • Josie

    Those look like fun! Where did you purchase them at?