Jan 042012

Dior Spring 2012 brings Dior Vernis Garden Party nail polish in Waterily ($23 #504). This is a soft green with microshimmer that reminds me of some of Chanel’s more unique polish shades. As always, the bottle has that wonderful Dior brush that–although it seems to have a mind of its own–certainly knows what it’s doing.

The polish is labeled as “scented.” When the polish is wet the scent is that of….nail polish. However, when it dries down there is a faint, pleasant floral scent that evokes roses and perhaps lilies as well. To me, the scent is not strong and the sillage does not travel far. I catch the scent as I take a sip of water or use the phone, but I cannot when my hands are on my keyboard. Application was smooth and opaque in two coats.

Here, I’ve swatched two (2) coats of Dior Waterlily together with three (3) coats each of Chanel Jade, Chanel Nouvelle Vague and Chanel Riva. No topcoat or base.

Dior’s formula is more pigmented than any of the Chanel.  Although it is close to Chanel Jade in color, Dior Waterlily is deeper in tone and slightly less yellow. Both have very subtle microshimmer.  If you like a high-shine look, you’ll want to add a topcoat–on its own, the polish dries down to a satiny texture. One more.

I don’t know whether Dior Waterlily will sell out as fast as Chanel Jade did, but the Dior will sell out. It’s an unusual, high-fashion color that’s going to look interesting and trendy during Spring. It’s delicate and pretty in two coats, and it unquestionably makes a statement. I love the color, and think it will look beautiful with creams, peaches and pinks as the weather warms.

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  8 Responses to “Dior Waterlily Nail Polish”

  1. Hahaha I can’t believe it’s scented – that’s really weird! Would be fun to wear though & the colour is gorgeous.

  2. That is an amazing shade! It just screams Spring time.

  3. So pretty! I have Riva, and I think this will come home with me. I only have it put on my toes…will be great for warm weather!

    On the other hand, the 2 shadow quads are NOT my cup of tea!

  4. What a beautiful color. I’ll be able to sniff the spring colors myself when Dior Forget-me-not arrives. Speaking of scented, I just noticed my Chanel nail polish remover smells like roses. I have no idea what I never caught the whiff before.

  5. Gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely comparisons. The nail wheel looks so fresh and spring-y. It’s oddly relaxing to look at your photos of the blues and greens! The colors are soft and beautiful. I’m wearing Forget Me Not today and like the scent 🙂

  6. Thanks for the comparison with Chanel Jade. I had been wondering about that.

  7. I love this shade so much, but I already have an ongoing struggle with biting my nails, and I’m afraid having them scented might put me over the edge!

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