The J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink Collection, first introduced in 2010 with the color Rouge Hematite
, commemorates J. Herbin's 340th anniversary. The second color in this series, Bleu Ocean, is a deep blue color. Since its initial release, Bleu Ocean was reformulated and now contains flecks of gold. The ink recalls the sea voyages of J. Herbin, the fine gold particles evoking the reflection of lightening across the water as well as the dark, mysterious depths of the oceans.
J. Herbin made many journeys to India and brought special wax formulas back to Paris, leading to his shop's success as a reputable sealing wax manufacturer that served Louis XIV and gained popularity throughout France. The wax seals on the cap and front of the bottle remind us of this rich history.
This ink is the new formulation which contains gold particles.