There are pens that I love and lust after and there are pens that I have in my desk at work. The work pens are ordered in bulk and other than the ever present G2 usually don't have any type of notoriety. Given that I was surprised to notice the Papermate Flair M in my shirt pocket along side the Bolt and Tactile Turn Z.
Each time I would open my Bullet Journal and reach for my pen case I would stop mid motion and pick the Flair from the cup on my desk. I use a Leed notebook and the felt tip of the Flair just gives me the perfect experience for jotting quick notes and tasks with a clear dark line that doesn't bleed and fits my small print style perfectly.
The felt tip is smooth and consistent and for a M it delivers a clear and surprisingly small line. The archival nature of the ink means that what I put down will stay there. The body is solid plastic but doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. I have no fear of the pen breaking as it gets jostled throughout a day. The only metal on the pen is the clip which seems solidly attached. I prefer as little adornment as possible on my pens so the clear Papermate Flair in white against the body is a minor irritation but at $11.00 a dozen I can't be too picky.
One thing that I have not enjoyed about this pen is writing long term with it. Anything more than a few lines and the feedback from the porous pen grates on my nerves. Also, if you're a cursive writer this does not slide smoothly across the page.
While this would not be a go to pen for me in all situations it has found a very specific place in my aresenal. Good thing I've got a box of them on stand by.