Not "pensive violet purple":...
Not "pensive violet purple": "Pensee" (noun, feminine) is the French name for
the flower called "pansy" in English. There's a drawing of one on the label, and
the petals are indeed very similar in hue to that of this ink.
This is not a colour I have much call for, but it is indeed a lovely, clean
violet- a grown-up version of the ink ( AKA Waterman's Violet) that French
primary school kids would use in their exercise and composition books.
Herbin inks are among the best in the world, and have been made to a very high
standard indeed for centuries longer than most ink manufacturers have been in
business. This superb, pure hue is no exeption. If you are a fan of violet and
have not tried this one yet, I urge you to buy a bottle. More likely than not,
it will not be your last.
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