OPI Parlez-vous OPI?

OPI Parlez-vous OPI coverIf there was some crazy law that said you could only have one nail polish color per season this would be my pick for fall. It’s the perfect fall goeswitheverything polish.

It just so happens this polish is from one of my all time favorite OPI collections; their Fall 2008 La Collection de France. It is the collection that also gave the world another of my favorite polishes; OPI Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not.

Parlez-vous OPI? is a dusty medium purple creme that can sometimes pull a bit gray. This is one of those polishes that’s almost a neutral. It clashes with nothing!

The formula is lovely. I used just 2 coats in my swatches.

Sadly, someone at OPI hit their head and they didn’t add this to their permanent line. I don’t know of any dupes off the top of my head so if you know of a similar polish please leave it in the comments! Nina Ultra  Pro Never Glum Plum (aka a better version of Essie Smokin’ Hot) is a good alternative.

Swatches under the jump!


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  1. I think Color Club Uptown Girl is supposed to be similar, but it’s definitely not a dupe. That’s a color that I can only wear in cooler weather.

  2. lol, I went through my stash absolutely 100% sure I have at least one dupe (I mean, there *must* be, right, since I have about 10 I’d categorise into the same colour-group) and I’m happy to report back there isn’t one (they’re either leaning more toward lilac-y or grey-ish/brown) — makes me feel a whole lot better knowing those are 10 different polishes! 😀
    Closest [of my stash] is one from Catrice [same company that makes “essence”] “put lavender on agenda” and maybe essie’s “merino cool”.

    Aaaanyway 😀 yes, I adore this shade!

  3. Pretty colour! Reminds me of Wet’n’Wild “Bite The Bullet” from their Megalast line, although it might be a tad lighter.

  4. This one is a HUGE lemming for me — why the heck did they discontinue it?! UGH. So I tried to get a dupe and bought Butter London’s Scoundrel — similar but more purple. I also bought Color Club’s Give Me A Hint — I think this one is closer but more brown (I’d have to see a side-by-side comparison). Maybe I should just mix the two! 😉

  5. Parlez-Vous Opi was one of my all-time favorite colors. I’ve been looking for a substitute for years. How can we get OPI to bring this one back? Enough of the sand filled and glitter colors. Bring back this classic, please!!!

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