Allégorie from the Éclats du Soir de Chanel Holiday 2012 Collection. Although pretty for a pastel pink, it was a disappointment to me because it offers no color - just a pink-tinted sparkle.
Mystery (#357) and Intrigue (#367) - the other two shades in the collection - are much more exciting. In my photo above, Mystery is shown on the left, with Intrigue on the right.
Mystery is described as a fresh rosewood, which I find a bit odd, and Intrigue as a red-brown shade. Check out my swatch photos and you'll see that these two lip glosses transcend their simplistic descriptions.
Mystery, shown at the top of my arm could be rosewood, but it's the lightest rosewood I've ever seen. Perhaps it's pastel rosewood? Actually, Intrigue is closer to rosewood as I see it than Mystery is. (Doesn't this sound like a romance novel?) Intrigue looks like rosewood in the tube and on my arm.
I'd recommend you skip Allégorie and head straight for Mystery and/or Intrigue. I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. Chanel's holiday collection has now arrived at most of the counters in the U.S.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty