Swatched! Chanel Mythe

I feel like this year in polish hunting has been a wonderful, splendid dream. It’s only half way through the year and I have crossed a massive EIGHT polishes from my yearly wishlists. Eight! I am lucky if I manage that in a year and I still have HALF A YEAR TO GO. Polish karma baby. It’s so real I can taste it.

Chanel Mythe

Today’s polish for me to blub about is Chanel Mythe, (featured in my 2013 list) which arrived with the freaking amazing Black Velvet in what I am now calling “Super bullshit amazing swap of 2014”. Still stunned that it happened, and that I actually own these two, I will try and keep this review factual and concise without melting in a blubbering pile of tear streaked mess. (HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?) Ok, I’m over it. (I’m not. Blubb blub)

Chanel Mythe

The best dating I can manage for Mythe is pre 2005, and I have absolutely no idea what collection it is from either. Dating older Chanels can be very difficult as there isn’t a lot of information around before 2007 – that was about the time that polish blogging became a thing and people started to share and archive more information. If anyone knows anything more about Mythe, please let me know!

Chanel Mythe

Mythe is a complex, amazing and unique polish and it didn’t disappoint me at all when I actually got my bottle. The formula is gorgeous Chanel perfection. The thin, red purple base helps the intense purple blue shimmer shine through when the light hits it. This is three coats.

Chanel Mythe

There’s just something so delicate and perfect about this polish and although I knew I wanted it, and knew I would love it, I have surprised myself with how much I actually ADORE it. It’s definitely top 10 Chanel for me. Worth the wait.

Chanel Mythe

If you’re in the market for a bottle of Mythe, your best bet is to keep an eye on eBay. I have seen most bottles sell for around the $100 mark but if you are lucky, you might be able to pounce on a much cheaper BIN option. eBay UK used to be incredible for second hand Chanel, but unfortunately their shipping restrictions prevent them from posting polish anymore.

Mythe, you sexy, sexy beast. Welcome to my helmers.

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  • Dana

    Oh I love this color! I only think I own five Chanels?

    • Kaz

      YOU NEED MORE

  • Kaz

    I am just glad I am finally getting to swatch them!

  • Kaz

    Aww I love my 230! But yes, thin formula. Sometimes they kind of need it to let the shimmer shine through!

    • Amanda Jane

      What shade of polish would yo recommend layering it over to make the most out of the shimmer? I admit that I’ve played around with mine.

      • Kaz

        I would definitely suggest a warm purple creme like Get Cherried Away from the OPI Coca Cola collection. Something like that.

  • http://www.goodlacknail.com Goodlacknail

    Oh what a lovely polish! *sigh* If I find an old Chanel and I need info, I ask ChaHeVu…(http://chahevu.blogspot.co.at). She has the most complete Chanel collection I’ve ever seen.

    • Kaz

      Good idea! She might know when Mythe was released…

  • Patrice Wassmann

    Do you know anything about Chanel #24 Beige D’or? That is my very first Chanel, and I think I bought it around 1998.

    • Kaz

      I don’t own that one Patrice! It’s a lovely gold though!