I got mine yesterday in the mail. My first reaction: "Spaaaaarkly...." My second reaction: "Purple. Gold. Spaarkly." I would promise to get back when I get over the "sparklies", but I know that just isn't going to happen. I'll consider it a win if I can ink it up with something sensible like a good black ink and write a few lines before I dissolve into "Spaaaaarkly...." again. I still feel that way about my Estie Peacock, too.