I had a lively discussion with the Nordstrom’s Dior rep about Saint Tropez when it was recently re-released.
“It’s new,” said she.
“No,” said I, “It’s re-released.”
“No, I just came out,” she insisted.
“Nope, it was introduced with the opening of the Saint Tropez Dior store,” I countered.
If I remember correctly, this color originally came out during the summer time some where in 2011. It only showed up in the Saint Tropez store and for the breifest moment on the Dior site. Then it was gone, except for a few $80 bottle sitings on ebay. I was oooh so tempted to bid, but exercised self control. Then the 2012 spring line, Saint Tropez was re-introduced. Thank goodness I hadn’t spent that $80 on ebay. I would have had to gargle the color in disgust.
Peppermint is a bit of a mystery for me. Don’t know when it came out or what collection it was in. If you know, please share. I’ve had it for… two years? Purchased off ebay.
Saint Tropez is a beautiful blue with the barest kiss of green. Unlike most colors of this genre, Saint Tropez is opaque and non-streaky in two easy coats. Peppermint is extremely sheer. I didn’t even attempt a solo swatch. But if Saint Tropez was peanut butter, Pepermint would be it’s jelly. Layered, it brings the cream to life with sparkles of blue and green.
I adore both of these colors. But man, you have to coordinate clothes to these blue colors instead of the other way around. It doesn’t go with a wide range of clothes in my closet. I’m wearing a dark blue suit today and this polish combo clashes. Badly. heh.