It's hard to believe that it's been almost 1 year since Chanel Particulière 505 Le Vernis was released. I feel that it's one of those "trendy" shades that has transitioned into a classic. I was never into the taupe nail trend until Chanel released Particulière. What I love about this is how different it looks on everyone depending on skintone. On me it's a mink-taupe cream with slight cool mauve tones. I love it on the fingers and toes. It's a color that can do no wrong for me. In the past year, I've featured it here, here and here. Here it is again photographed against different colored backgrounds. My DIY manicure is with 2 coats.