I think Mauve is gorgeous. I definitely plan to work on a LF Mauve Orp as well as the Chocs.
The color doesn't look a lot like Platinum to me, it seems "warmer" than Platinum, if that makes any sense. I see Platinum as a cold, steely gray color.
I want to figure out another name for the color Mauve for the birds produced here in the US, I don't really feel like calling them mauve is an accurate representation of what the birds look like.