Essie describes Play date as a flirtatious soft purple. In my opinion this is so much more than purple. It is such a playful and unique shade of purple. Bright and eye catching.
What I noticed about it and you can also see in my photos below that color slightly changes depending on how many coats you apply. Index and middle finger are slightly more purple and darker with three thin coats while ring and pinky have two thin coats and has less of that cool tone.
Formula is a bit thin but goes on evenly and you can layer coats if you prefer opaque coverage. It has high shine finish even without a top coat.
I am so glad I randomly found this color. I do not have anything similar to it in my stash. It will be beautiful for spring and summer.