If I think of fantastic Essie shades that everyone knows and loves, Turquoise & Caicos comes first, followed closely by Chinchilly. This grey-leaning taupe always looks super chic and flattering on me, and its slight edge of purple puts it above "boring neutral" status. Can you tell that I really like it? Chinchilly is without a doubt one of my favourite polishes in my collection. My closest match is Revlon Colorstay in Stormy Night, but it's several shades darker and has more purple than Chinchilly. It also lacks the milkiness that I really love in Essie polishes.
Hopefully the purple tinge comes across in my photos, because I have seen photos where it looks like just a pale gray.
Probably one of the reasons why I was surprisingly quick to buy Chanel Notorious: because it's practically Chinchilly in blush form!