Chanel Peridot is part of Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres Collection for Fall 2011. I was drooling over this ever since it came out but couldn't justify spending this much on a polish :S The bf got this for me for Christmas last year. Actually before I got my hands on this, I bought a Sally Hansen in Burnt Sienna for $0.99 at Lisa's Cosmetics sales because I was inspired by this gold metallic colour. If you're interested, you can check out my review here and the rest of my Lisa's cosmetics haul here. Of course, the Sally Hansen polish was no where as pretty as Peridot since it's basically a solid gold colour whereas Peridot is a duo-chrome.
I love its green undertone! It's definitely more gold than green in some lighting and vice versa so depending on the place that you're at, your nails will have different looks.
The application is quite smooth. I applied 2 to 3 coats to get the opaqueness to the level that I wanted. As with most metallic polishes, you're bound to have a tad bit of streakiness, but it doesn't bother me too much.
This is my first Chanel polish and I'm really enjoying it. However, if you're still unsure about ditching the money for just a polish, I've read quite a few reviews for dupes. Here's a post from Fleur de Force's blog suggesting 2 alternatives: Ciate's "Oil Slick" and Topshop's "Hidden Treasure." And from her pictures, they look exactly identical to Chanel's Peridot!! Only if I knew sooner about these dupes, but I don't regret owning Peridot... A Chanel definitely has a special place in a girl's heart ;)