Lamy violet is a medium to deep purple color with blue undertones. I find it
very similar to Diamine violet but slightly more saturated. This is one of the
colors that I keep in a pen at all times because it's a great purple that stands
out but doesn't scream "look at me."
The actual color isn't as bright as it looks on packaging. The actual ink is a
beautiful darker purple. In some lights, its hard to tell its purple but if you
look at it directly, its very clearly a purple.
Though the color itself is beautiful, I probably wouldn't buy it again as I was
hoping for a more violet than dark purple.
I find this is a pretty good match for Herbin Violette Pensée, and a nice
general purpose writing color. Visibly not black and not blue, good shading and
flow, but not smeary for us lefties. Good stuff. Lamy cartridges last for a lot