I have always loved the Deco, but it was not available in A5 (the size I usually use) and it was rather pricey at £200. The most expensive Filofax I have is my A5 Siena in Cinnamon, and most expensive non-Filofax is my Mulberry Agenda planner so I figured I didn’t need another pricey binder.
I recently started using Personal again because the A5 was getting too heavy to carry and I started having back trouble. Then the local department store had their 50% off sale a few weeks ago (knocking the Decos from £200 down to £100) and I had £50 in points vouchers so I went for it. They only had the Ebony color in the Personal Size. I have always loved the Amethyst but there was only a Pocket one so I went for Ebony instead – at £50 it would have been rude not to.
I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and I absolutely love it. The clasp is beautiful, the leather is firm yet smooshy and slightly puffy. It is suprisingly hardwearing – I toss it in my bag to tumble around with everything else and it comes up smelling like roses. The rings are the perfect size – can be stuffed but does not become a brick like my A5s did.
Hope you have enjoyed the tour of my Deco as much as I did. I really can recommend it. Extremely well made and a joy to use.