OPI's 11 year old polish "Affair In Times Square" from the Fall 2000 New York City collection is still relevant to our interests! these taupe brown-violet shades have been very popular the last few years. i found "Affair In Times Square" for sale in a nail salon near Fisherman's Wharf that i stopped into while running an unrelated errand. i knew of it because i always used to get it confused with "An Affair In Red Square".
at one point i owned China Glaze "Channelesque" but swapped it in favour of keeping OPI "Parlez-Vous OPI?". "Channelesque" was too muddy-/dirty-looking on my skin. welp, "Affair In Times Square" looks A LOT like "Channelesque", only perhaps a bit lighter...and requiring three coats. the formula was meh, a little runny with the classic black label stinkiness. i'm not keeping this polish, but i'm glad i was able to take this vintage for a ride.