Average Customer Review
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not "pensive violet purple":...
, May 25, 2011
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.
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
This ink is the first...
, August 2, 2011
This ink is the first bottled ink I've ever used, and I am in love. It dries
quickly, doesn't smear, and doesn't have an odor. The color is fantastic. It is
everything I hoped for. It is bold and vivid, with the perfect hue of violet. I
would by this a thousand more times!!!
This ink was the official...
, February 19, 2014
This ink was the official color of the French high school (Lycée) for
centuries! It is an absolute classic, with beautiful shading effects. A must
have for every ink aficionados.
I love this ink. It's...
, October 22, 2013
I love this ink. It's a unique color, dries quickly, and works beautifully in a
Pilot Penmanship with a CON-50 converter. I find the combination especially good
I love this ink! It's...
, February 20, 2013
I love this ink! It's a good shade of purple. I've also used this as a
highlighter although it's a bit dark, but still good
I love this color ink!...
, October 7, 2012
I love this color ink! I've been using it daily and it's superb. I've also
tried using this color as a highlighter. It's a bit darker when used as a
highighter, but still readable (depends on type of paper of course!)
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I simply adore this color....
, March 22, 2012
I simply adore this color. I have been using J. Herbin ink for some time now and
the ink is superb. I decided to write this review because of the color. It is
purple perfection; not too blue, not too red. I thought I would use this in a
fountain pen that I only use occasionally, but after the first time I wrote with
it, I decided it is everyday ink. I filled up my Lami and haven't looked back to
my usual blue hue. If you enjoy writing in a colored ink that doesn't seem
juvenile, you have to try this!