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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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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.
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The presentation is beautiful....
, August 30, 2013
The presentation is beautiful. I ordered two of these, and both came with very
adorable (yet, both different) tissue paper in the box (less work for me!). The
bottle is so cute. It is not extremely heart-shaped, as the first reviewer
said, but it is heart-shaped enough to know that it is supposed to be
heart-shaped. The first reviewer also said that they couldn't use this with
their fountain pens- a simple solution to that would be getting a pipette or
dropper to get the ink out. Another possibility would be to get a small syringe
(optional with needle, maybe an unused insulin syringe) to inject the ink from
the bottle into the converter or chamber.
The color is so difficult to describe. The other two reviewers below have it
spot-on, yet they aren't even close at the same time. One said denim, one said
purple-ish. Both are entirely right, both are just a little wrong. It's truly
a unique color that can't really be compared to any other color. Awesome!