As people have pointed out and shown ample proof of, color 8 batches vary quite noticeably. There are pronounced redder, browner, and purpler shades. I tend to find the darker purple a bit too overdone but that is my view. This makes me a little concerned about the leffot tanker pre order I'm on, based on photos. But will wait and see. I think the contrast against the antique welt may exaggerate the color.
I'm looking forward to seeing that batch, too. Can't wait to get mine.