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The ALU Archives – Chanel Vert Sacrilege

By on August 27, 2009
in Chanel, Green, The ALU Archives
The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

My Chanel Jade nail polish frenzy is growing. I am seriously dying to get my hands on the shade. I heard from a reader that it was on sale at for like a minute but I’m hoping that isn’t the last we’ll see of it (i.e. Tokyo Happening). UPDATE: I was misinformed. I am told that Jade will not be publicly released until September 10th.

To quell my fever I had to pull out one of my all time fave Chanels, Vert Sacrilege, for this week’s Archives. Check it out!

I was lucky enough to score a bottle of Vert Sacrilege through a swap on MUA and even though it’s a tester and the formula is a little thin, I LURVE it! I mean, it’s a GREEN Chanel. A bottle of shimmery forest gorgeousness , what’s not to love? It’s like it was made for me. The shimmer is a bit metallic so there are tiny brush strokes but I can deal. I can more than deal, I’m just plain blind to them. I seriously wanted to hug the bottle when I got it.
Since we’re on such a matte kick and the new Zoya MatteVelvet green hasn’t yet arrived, I thought adding a layer of Nubar’s matte top coat would give me an idea of what’s to come. I almost prefer it mattified. What do you think?

Unfortunately, this is one of those really hard to find colors. Testers were still around on ebay a few years ago but it seems the well has run dry. If you find a hidden treasure trove somewhere, give us the heads up (after you buy yours of course).

So are there any other fanatics out there hoarding a bottle of Vert Sacrilege? Should we petition Chanel Creative Director Peter Philips to give us a dark green? Let’s here it!

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  1. Erin says:

    OMG yes, we need to petition for another green like this!!!! There are so few beautiful forest greens that are so obviously green and not black! I love this!!!

  2. moeysullivan says:

    That look in matte is precisely what I want. Well, maybe a tiny bit bluer. Going to try it with CG Gussied Up Green and both Nails for Males and Essie Matte About You (which I just found in Louisville at long last). Thanks so much.

  3. moonchaii says:

    Ohhh that's gorg. Absolutely gorg. Great, now I want a bottle of it, not that I can afford it. Hmm, I think I prefer it shiny, but it's still beautiful matte

  4. Alison says:

    We shoukd definatly start a petition and add Ciel de Nuit to it too! Did you get the tokyo happening collection? I had to get mine of a fabulous seller on ebay because they weren't released at all here in the UK.

    We never get those Chanel collections and I had to resort to ebay for my moscows and robertsons too.

    I really hope we get the Jade polishes but we are getting a Noirs Obscurs collection featuring two new and one pre-released polish.

    Diabolic (#427) Deep blackberry
    Forbidden (#437) Deep black burgundy brown
    Vendetta (#483) Deep violet

  5. nailpolishtwit says:

    You are killing me with this. I would love to get a hold of a bottle. I also love it with the matte top coat. Let's hope for a re-release of this or a new dark green Chanel.

  6. Duffi McDermott says:

    Ooooh Chaneeeeel? Are you listening? Give us another deep forest green, please. Thanks!

    love this on you!

  7. Deb says:

    Chanel should bring back this color. I love the name too.

  8. Solveig says:

    I definitely prefer it matte. And to think that's coming from me – a matte resister for such a long time! :D

  9. Anonymous says:

    I bought this years ago when it was newly released, and love it. I love to wear it in autumn, as it reminds me of the colour of those shimmery beetles that appear in autumn (in my area, anyway).

    Polish has not dried out or thickened over the years, either.


  10. Tavia says:

    I like the first variant better, would be a shame to mattify Chanel. Everyone with his one taste but anyway the color is gorgeous.

  11. beautyjudy says:

    Gorgeous green! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lena says:

    I definitely prefer it matte!

  13. Carey says:

    It is simply stunning as a matte!

  14. Lucy says:

    That is really a beautiful color. I'm not a person that's upset by brush strokes. I sort of like them a bit. I don't own a Chanel's. They are expensive. I still think popular colors should be brought back. Would it really kill them. They've created the demand now it's been long enough so fill it.

  15. amanda says:

    looove matte metallic greens. one of my favs to mattify is china glaze watermelon rind. try it, so pretty!

  16. Jenny says:

    I have been looking for this polish EVERYWHERE!

  17. CiCi says:

    My momma’s coworker had a bottle of this long stored and used once or twice and upon hearing of my love for nail polish, especially greens/blues/purples, she RAOK’d it to me. What a doll and I looove this color. I really enjoy it mattified as well, very chic