To be honest, none of the previous special editions really spoke to me. Up until a week or two ago I only had one Safari FP, and I wasn't really planning on getting more. But oh boy, did things turn quickly! As soon as I saw leaked images of the rumoured 'next special edition', I decided that it was time to get another safari; the Dark Lilac.
To put it in the -slightly adapted- words of Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained (One of my favourite movies btw):
"Lamy, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention!"
Where there's -as I mentioned- people that rave about the Safari, there's no denying that Lamy Safaris aren't exactly the pinnacle of design, some might even call them ugly. That being said, I really think the new color scheme helps in making it a more 'stylish pen'. The black accents on the dark purple body (dark 'lilac', I personally think it's more of a purple) make for a subdued, sleek pen. It's nothing like the 'girly' pen I expected when they first rumoured a purple safari.
I've recently read up on some posts and comments about how the Safari feels tacky. Well yes, it's a plastic pen, but all things considered, and given the entry-level price, I think it's a fairly solid choice in the 20-ish dollar price range. The matte finish on the Dark lilac does help in giving it a slightly more 'premium' look and feel -quite similar to how the 2000 feels in the hand (yet maybe not quite as substantial).
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Note: This product was provided free of charge by La Couronne Du Comte, so I could write this review. I was in no way influenced in the making of this review, the opinions shared here are completely my own! This review does not contain any affilate links.