Here in Amsterdam the sun was finally shining, so I was able to swatch this polish accurately for you. I present you le vernis a ongles Particuliere de Chanel. Yes, this baby needs a fancy introducion. Let the pictures speak for themselves.
Sunlight, different angle
According to Wikipedia:
Taupe is a vague, unscientific color term which may be used to refer to almost any grayish-brown, brownish-gray, or warm gray color. It often overlaps with tan and even people who use color professionally (such as designers and artists) frequently disagree as to what "taupe" means. There is no single, generally recognized authority for such terms.
So in the color taupe is actually in the eye of the beholder. To my eyes I would say it's a clay-ish, brown/grey color with a hint of lilac. I would consider it a neutral and it has a chique sense to it. Texture wise it's a creme, and application went flawless. A must have!
Hasta la vista, Laqueristas!