Creator Jane Schub intended to create an "edgy, haunting yet powerful scent" into a polish.
If only Mary Catherine Gallagher – the "SNL" Catholic schoolgirl character who liked to smell her own hands – were still on the show today to see her bizarre habit finally pay off.
A new luxury nail polish combines two beauty favorites — nail polish and perfume — into one very attractive bottle. The new “Richly Perverse” by Strangebeautiful translates a powerful and “erotic” fragrance into a clear overcoat that can be applied over any polish. More concentrated than an eau de toilette, the perfume polish features notes of tobacco, leather, tuberose and sandalwood, and is available for $28 at Anthropologie.com.
StrangeBeautiful isn’t the first company to mash up nail polish and scent: Nerds Candy boasts a line inspired by their fruit-flavored candy, while Mattese offers a cocktail-inspired nail scent line. Richly Perverse is different, however, in that it’s an actual perfume.
“We made it with all the same ingredients [as a perfume], but infused into a sheer nail polish” said creator Jane Schub, who teamed up with veteran perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. “It seemed like a perfect match. Nothing has been done like this before.”
The only problem? Like real perfume, the scent only lasts a day.