Peridot changes color depending on the angle and amount of light. The less light the greener it gets. Full sun makes the polish look like slightly dirty brassy gold. And it shifts into every shade in between. Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book compared Peridot to a scarab beetle and she's spot on.
Seriously, though, I love this color. I know Chanel released it as a fall shade, but I find it fun to wear right now. I also love the easy application, quick drying formula and the fact I can get away with only one coat, which is what you see in the photo: I applied a second coat a couple of hours after taking these photos. You do need two coats for a smooth finish and color intensity, but if you're trying to make sure you don't leave the house and promptly ruin your manicure, you can do your nails in stages and no one would notice unless they really look closely. The swatch on the clear plastic thingy is of two coats and you can see the green shows up better.
Bottom Line: Love. And who doesn't want nails that look like this:
Chanel Peridot 531 Le Vernis Nail Colour For Fall 2011 ($25) is limited edition. Currently available at te counters and from chanel.com.
Peridot photos are all mine, scarab beetle photo from sportsmancreek.org .