My Dark Lilac Lamy Safari just arrived, and it’s really excellent. This is the nicest Safari in years, in my opinion. And not just because it’s neither neon nor green. It just looks great.
I have heard that purple pens aren’t big sellers, which may be why Lamy waited so long to add one to the Safari lineup, but this is very smartly done. It’s less tween, more grownup. The textured plastic, which is also found on the Charcoal Safari, helps with that. There’s also the black clip and nib, and the dark boysenberry color of the pen.
I also bought cartridges of the Dark Lilac ink, which is similarly dark and actually very attractive.
Here is the Dark Lilac next to the Charcoal, to give a better sense of the color.
Thank you to Appelboom, who sent this very quickly.