Graphite is one of three shades of polish in Chanel's fall 2011 collection. It's a charcoal grey foil with a generous helping of greenish gold flecks mixed in. As foils go, this one is blingy to the point where my camera sometimes had trouble focusing properly on it (and that's without the benefit of shiny topcoat). Also, on my skintone it pulls rather olive in most lights, which I'm fine with though it wasn't the silvery grey I was expecting based on the early sneek peek photos. I had no Riva-esque opacity or streaking problems with this polish; two coats was plenty.
As they did with Paradoxal and Black Pearl, Revlon has released their own version of this Chanel color, called Carbonite. I think the name is fun, as were Perplex and Black with Envy before it.
In the bottle, they look pretty darn close. On the nail, in most lights, the Revlon looks slightly more silvery and less green than the Chanel—meaning it looks more like what I expected the Chanel to look like. The Revlon is a bit less flashy, too. Like the Chanel, the Revlon was a two-coater.
When I took them out into daylight, the differences became less pronounced; both looked more silvery than they had in the lightbox or indoors, and it was harder to tell which is which.
So, as with Revlon's other Chanel copying efforts, Carbonite is not a dead-on dupe, but it is a great alternative and would pass quite nicely in most situations.