Chanel released three new nail polishes (previously swatched here) with their Fall collection, which started to arrive on the shelves in US. One of them is a golden olive shade with a metallic finish called Alchimie.
|Chanel Le Vernis #591 Alchimie from Superstition Fall 2013 Collection|
Two of the shades are announced to join the permanent line while #591 Alchimie is going to be limited. Too bad they are not keeping Alchimie because I found this one to be the most unique of the three. To show you how unique it is, I pulled out some similar colors from my stash. The first one which comes to mind is #531 Peridot which is a golden green duo chrome. Alchemie is not duo chrome and the green shade leans more khaki so these two are not even similar. Shades such as Chanel #525 Quartz, #37 Morocco (discontinued) or Dior #611 Exquis (discontinued) are much more brown. Chanel #479 Kaleidoscope seems to be similar in the bottle but once swatched it is more silver and lighter. Chanel Diwali is more golden, Chanel #367 Trapeze (discontinued) is much lighter.
|Chanel Le Vernis #591 Alchimie vs. other similar colors from my stash|
The closest shade to Chanel's #591 Achimie is YSL's Bronze Pyrite from their Spring 2013 Collection. Bronze Pyrite is definitely daker and leans more olive than Chanel #479 Kaleidoscope but still no dupe to Alchimie. I think that they are different enough to own them both.
|Nail wheel comparison of Chanel Le Vernis #591 Alchimie and other similar shades|
The formula of Alchimie is great, it is opaque with two coats. It is very slightly streaky which I think that is normal with metallic shades. I would like to stress this once more that Alchimie is limited edition, so if you have your eyes on it, you better act quick. For me it is a nice to have shade for my collection but since I am no olive or khaki fan, I could as well live without it.
Do you like olive shades on your nails? Are you planing to get any of Chanel Fall nail polishes?