Dior Vernis in Blossom #132, Perle #187 and Pampille #192 | Spring 2014

January 11, 2014

Dior’s Trianon Collection brings us six new nail lacquers this spring. I picked out three of the six shades from my local Nordstrom. You may find yourself shopping around various stores for all the shades. Some are only available to select retailers. The regular nail colors retail for $24 each, the matte topcoat retails for $25. The six shades this spring include:

 photo Blossom_zps40696958.jpg photo perle_zps3b651df6.jpg photo Pampille_zps2340296c.jpg
 photo Porcelaine_zps3bab2a74.jpg photo Bouquet_zpsc9cc8520.jpg photo Bloom_zps9aae2303.jpg

I picked out the three options available at Nordstrom. I’m typically a huge fan of Dior’s nail lacquer formula. I’ve found the coverage and pigment to be smooth and rich. The three spring shades I picked are stunning in the bottles. On the nails I found them to be extremely sheer.
Blossom #132 is a lovely sparkly sheer peach with gold flecks in the bottle. On the nails even with three coats I found it to be extremely sheer and disappointing. There is something about the color of this peach that is not flattering with my olive skintone. Below is shown with three coats. It pains me to give this one a huge thumbs down.

Comparisons below to Chanel Peche Nacree (spring 2011), Dior Abricot #236 (Sephora), Dior Sweet Orange (discontinued) and Chanel Miami Peach (discontinued):

Perle #187 is an interesting matte top coat. I found it lovely by itself, with a glossy top coat, or used as a top coat over other shades. It’s a bit high maintenance but if you have extra time for top coats or like to layer colors, this one is quite lovely.

Below swatched alone with three coats:

Below Dior Perle is shown in a few different ways, thumb to pinkie:
Chanel May
Chanel May with Dior Perle on top
Dior Perle with Dior’s Gel Top Coat 
Tom Ford African Violet
Tom Ford African Violet with Dior Perle on top

Pampille #192 looked so lovely in the bottle. It has the most beautiful mix of shimmer infused with a cloud-blue base. On the nails this was extremely disappointing. I found this one to apply unevenly and blotchy. The color with three coats looks faded. It didn’t go well with my skintone. I suspect it would make a good top coat over similar blueish colors. I thought this review with one, two and three coats on Pointless Cafe to be very helpful. Below with three coats:

I ended up being disappointed with two of three colors I picked out. When I bought them at Nordstrom my counter didn’t have testers available. They looked lovely in the bottles and given my past experiences with Dior, I thought these would be true to what you see in the bottle. I ended up re-gifting Blossom and Pampille to a couple friends who love sheers and layering colors. At this time I haven’t checked out the other three options for Dior spring. My recommendation is to try before buying.
Did you check out anything from Dior spring? Thoughts? Loves?

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  • Pretty colours…can't wait to get them in my hands/nails! πŸ˜‰


  • Can't decide which one I like most!! I must say I liked the dark Top Ford polish that you had with the second polish =D

    Rosie's Life

  • Thank you for reviewing these! Aw, it is too bad they were not more opaque.I had high hopes for Blossom! Oh well, I will save money instead for NARS Final Cut blushes and lip pencils, and the Adelaide Illuminator I am currently lusting after! πŸ™‚

  • Yeah, way too sheer for my taste as well. I might get Perle as an effect polish, though. It looks gorgeous over May…

  • I thought these looked sheer in the bottle and they are quite. I prefer a more opaque nail colour x

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

  • Hi Sabrina,

    I think Dior Perle is my favorite here. The cool lavender glow is so pretty!

  • Pretty colors. I'm a bit surprised at their sheerness too – your pictures represented them well. But regardless, they're extremely pretty.

  • Dior Perle over Chanel May is brilliant! Do you find Chanel + Dior mix/match polish to be compatible? I use Dior Gel Coat on Chanel n/p and it only lasts maybe.. 3 days?

    • Yes! It is compatible. I did a Top Coat review over different formulas (in case you haven't seen it).


      Dior Gel over Chanel doesn't last as long as Chanel over Chanel, or Dior over Dior if that makes sense. Hope this helps answer your question!

      Dior Perle seems to be more of a top coat to give a different effect in texture and color, it doesn't really act like a traditional top coat to make nail polish last longer.

  • How terribly disappointing. I was interested in Blossom, but after seeing it on your nails, I won't be getting it. There is something off in it's tone that makes your nails look like they've yellowed. As anyone who wears dark colors knows, yellowed nails is not a good look.

    • You said it perfectly. Blossom does make my nail look yellowish, which isn't flattering on me.

  • Hello Sabrina,
    I am sorry that the polishes did not work for you. I know how disappointing it can be to purchase something from a merchant that you can usually count on to deliver, and then their product not live up to your expectations. I purchased Porcelaine and Blossom. On the Nordstrom website, Blossom was mislabeled with Pampille (this was pointed out on the Raeviewer website, she now has a post that Nordstrom has corrected the mistake) but at the time that I ordered, Blossom was pictured as Pampille, and Pampille was pictured as Blossom. It turns out that it was an error in my favor as I can get more use out of Blossom than I could have Pampille. I like your swatches and I am glad to know that you are a truly kind person by gifting the polishes to friends who like them. You are a very sweet and generous person and that comes through in both your websites and Instagram. I follow you on all three!

    • Thank you for your support! And thank you for following me on all three πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Something about Blossom reminds me of Chanel's June, which can be difficult to wear, I wonder how blossom would look over the top of June… I am not sure if we'll get Blossom in Australia, but I will definitely buy it if we do, just to try it with June. I also wonder how Pampille would look over the Dior Samba Duo.

  • I Love Pampille, Porcelaine and Perle! I am a nail polish-aholic, lol πŸ™‚ I love unique polishes of any kind, opaque or layering. All three of these are unique and very special. Porcelaine is the most gorgeous shade of blue! just the complexity of them, blows me away! SInce they are LE, they will sell out very quickly. So if you think they are at all pretty, grab them now as you'll regret not doing so! Recently there was a 25 bid, bidding war on Porcelaine and Perle. They sold for $53. I know thats not too much more over the regular price. But the evil bay wars has already started on these beauties! Love the review and Thank You for sharing <3

  • Jo

    My takeaway from this post is that I need Tom Ford African Violet. The Dior isn't doing anything for me.

  • I loved Perle but haven't tried the others yet, though I have Blossom here! I saw Perle at a Macy's counter yesterday, too. It looks so gorgeous over Chanel May! <3 Love your comparisons and layering!

  • They look too sheer and pastel for my taste, however I think PerlΓ© is a lovely shade that I might get.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your honest review, I'm skipping these. Too sheer and I have some sheer pastels I never wear. I'm really into vampy reds and plums for the forseeable future, seasons be damned!

  • Sad to see you didn't like 2 of them. I just reviewed all 6 of these on my blog and I'm a fan of all of them, with Perle being my number one. I love how you layered it, will have to try it over Chanel May as well.