OPI France Collection came out for Fall 2008 and this one and the Russia one were the reason I actually started collecting nail polish.
Before, I'd get what I knew would do well at the salon. For my personal use, I'd just do my nails at the salon as well. I didn't start to systematically build my personal collection until I ordered the OPI France collection for the salon and after seeing them in person decided that I'd like to keep some for personal use only.
I still have and use many of the polishes from this collection. The swatches of OPI France collection are here.
These don't go for crazy prices on ebay, just a couple of dollars above regular OPI retail price so you can still get originals, but dupes for most of these are easy to find as well.
For 2008, the biggest stand out in this collection was OPI You don't know Jacques. I saw it and fell in love. It was so different from what was expected from a mainstream, salon brand and yet so "fall" and wearable, really making a statement and rounding up a style.
OPI Parlez-vous OPi was another one, that deviated from the expected, with its awesome dusty, yet professional look.
The reds were big hits as always, the fine shimmer being both classy and adding some depth to an otherwise ordinary polish.
The least loved ones were Baguette me Not and Crepes Suzi-ette. They just didn't flatter that many skintones and had a bit of a 70s' vibe that wasn't in back in 2008.
I still wear Bastille my Heart every Fall and Winter at least once.
The formula on these was impeccable, the shimmer making the colors more opaque and easier to apply evenly than plain cremes.
I went through two bottles of You don't know Jacques and one bottle of Tickle my France-y and I still have a bottle of each with significant dents in them already.
I hope you enjoyed my OPI France collection for Fall post and I'll talk to you soon!