When Essie moved into drugstores, they changed some of their "racier" polish names like Velvet Voyeur, Demure Vixen and...Mesmerize? Yes, for some reason, the powers that be decided the general public was apparently just not ready for Mesmerize and hence, it became Mezmerised. Keep in mind, this is the same company that once released a polish called Meet Balls.
While they may have changed the name on the bottle for whatever reason, thankfully Essie didn't mess with the beautiful cobalt blue inside!
I received Mezmerised as a birthday gift from my friend Amanda of Amandalandish. So thanks Amanda! :)
The formula is excellent; almost a one-coater. I had to use two to cover up a patch here and there though. Do I have a dupe or near-dupe of this color? Probably. Do I care? Nope, not one bit! It's such a beautiful blue that I don't mind at all.
I wish Essie made more blues! In addition to Mezmerised, they've done some really beautiful ones in the past: Sweet Talker, Bikini So Teeny, Borrowed and Blue, Who Is The Boss... I could go on. Then again, I'm pretty much always an advocate for brands making more blues and greens, since those are my two favorite polish colors. ;)