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From the packaging to...
, August 29, 2012
From the packaging to the color, this is a really beautiful ink. When you use it
at first, the color looks a bit mainstream and you might think this is just
another blue ink in pretty pacakaging. Well, give it about a day or two and the
ink softens, turning light purple/blue. It's extremely pretty.
| This ink is beautifully...
, October 11, 2012
This ink is beautifully presented. The round metal box is very pretty, the
tissue paper packing it is nice, and it comes with the tale of why they chose
this name. The wax seal was a bit difficult to get off the bottle, but that's
probably because I've never actually tried to remove a wax seal.
The bottle isn't as heart shaped as I had expected, but it's very pretty. The
opening is far too small. I can fit my J. Herbin Tapered Body Frosted Glass Dip
Pen into the bottle, but I can't fit my Lamy Safari in. I won't purchase another
bottle because I can't use my fountain pens with it.
The ink itself is a beautiful, bold blue when I write with it, but it fades as
soon as it starts to dry. A previous reviewer noted a purple tint to it, but
mine is drying into more of a faded denim color. This could be the paper I
tested it on, so I'll check it out on a few other pages tomorrow to see if it
makes a difference (I've used it on white paper that tends to bleed a bit and on
a pale blue stationary stock that doesn't bleed but could have an effect on the
It has a cork top, and I live in the desert. I have only used bottled ink that
screwed closed, and I'm wondering if the cork will cause the ink to dry out more
quickly. I'm also concerned that it will be tipped over on my desk and slowly
dribble out. I don't have a fear of that with my screw tops. They generally
aren't knocked over, but the bottom of the heart bottle isn't as bulbous as my
Overall, I'm thrilled to have received this ink as a gift. Not only is it nicely
packaged, but I was gifted the dip pen with it. It's a very romantic gift item
even if it's not perfect.
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Without a doubt the best...
This review is from J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Perle Noire (Pearl Black)
, January 24, 2011
Without a doubt the best black fountain pen ink in the world. A very deep black,
with great flow, good lubrication, limited feathering and bleed-through on most
papers, nice dry-time and very safe in all pens. I just wish that Jet Pens would
stock the cheaper 100ml plastic bottles!
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A great brown color....
This review is from J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Lie de Thé (Tea Brown)
, January 7, 2011
A great brown color. As with the previous reviewer, I feel that it matches the
swab on the site perfectly. This is a great alternative to a harsh black when
journaling. It looks especially good on off-white paper.
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Not "pensive violet purple":...
This review is from J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Violette Pensee (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.