Graphite didn't wow me quite as much as Peridot reviewed here. Don't get me wrong. It's a beautiful polish but there is just nothing exceptional about it for me to justify the price completely. I do love how Chanel Le Vernis apply and wear though so given time I'm sure Graphite will grow on me ;-) One bonus was it wasn't difficult at all to remove. It also applied well. First coat was a bit sheer but the second coat reached perfect opaqueness and evenness. I was quite pleased with the application. It is nice how given the change in light the warmer shimmer warms up the coolness of the polish...but like I said...nothing exceptional.