July 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM ET
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 polishfeatures 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.
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