This ink is beautifully...
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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