The Lamy Dark Lilac ink is part of the 2016 limited edition Lamy range. This fountain pen ink has been reviewed a tonne and has been very popular with stores selling out their inventory really quickly.
I opted for a pack of five T-10 cartridges to use with my Lamy Safari fountain pen. I chose cartridges as I wasn’t sure whether this would be an ink I was going to like and I am trying to buy stationery items I will use (see here for more details on this). I was also mindful that I have numerous bottles of ink that I am making no headway in depleting therefore felt cartridges would suffice.
The Lamy Dark Lilac colour is really lovely. I personally enjoy purple inks, which was part of the initial attraction and the Lamy Dark Lilac is a real purple. It has some gorgeous shading which is really prominent on high quality paper stock. You can even see some gold sheen with the Midori and Tomoe River paper.
I have found that the ink behaves well. You get a nice flow in the fountain pen and it’s a wet ink which helps to get the gold sheen even with a fine nib fountain pen. As it’s a dark shade of purple you can easily use this as an everyday ink option.
If you have a chance to try this ink out and enjoy purple inks I would highly recommend it. This is my first foray into a Lamy ink outside of the standard black T-10 cartridges and I am really impressed. I think this is a true purple ink that doesn’t have too much of another colour included as you can see with the J. Herbin and Diamine samples in the above photo. Lamy have found a way to make a simple lilac ink interesting without deviating too much from the base colour.