After seeing swatches of Chanel Taboo I could not resist the temptation am I went out and bought the sucker!
It is a lovely and complicated colour: the base is deep purple blue (like OPI - Every Month Is Oktoberfest) and it has the same red shimmer like Chanel Malice has. BUT it has blue and pink shimmer TOO! The red and the blue shimmer are ultra micro the pink is a bit bigger and seems to float like tiny stars in the polish.
|Chanel - Taboo|
|In diffused light|
Complicated as the polish is, it needed a comparison badly; I compared it with OPI-Every Month Is Oktoberfest OPI-Black Cherry Chutney, Chanel-Malice, OPI-Germanicure and OPI-Royal Rajah Ruby.
|OPI - Every Month Is Oktoberfest, OPI - Black Cherry Chutney, Chanel - Taboo|
|Chanel - Malice, OPI - Royal Rajah Ruby, OPI - German.icure|
As you can see in the pics Chanel Malice has a burgundy base and pinkish red shimmer (so no blue and pink), OPI-GI has more of a braun toned watery base with a coppery red shimmer. OPI-RRR has a deep braun red base with burgundy red shimmer.
Conclusion: they are all alike and definately family but there are no dupes here; Chanel Taboo is the most versatile and complex of the bunch...a justifiable buy I would say :-)
p.s. wear time was not perfect: after 2 days the tip wear was too much for me to bear and I had to remove Taboo from my tips.....