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Bought these inks for...
, August 1, 2011
Bought these inks for a quick and easy way to force myself to try colors other
than black, blue and blue-black >_< ... as it so happens, these inks come in
cutesy little bottles that close nice and tight, and happen to write rather
nicely in the quick test with a Zebra G-Nib that I did. The colors are nice and
bright/vibrant and the scents are spot on... or so my mother, who loves/grows
flowers, confirmed since a flower is pretty much a flower to me. I can attest
that the apple and the orange are nice and fruity. The colors seem to vary in
their water resistance as well. I was particularly impressed that you could not
only smell the scents while writing, but you could smell them from a foot or two
away even about half an hour after drying on the page! I can imagine someone
taking notes would freshen a classroom with this stuff. All in all this is a
great deal if you can't seem to break into different colors, and don't want to
commit to a larger vial of a single color. Of course they would also make a
fantastic gift for anyone who is into scrap-booking or making greeting cards,
etc. I only took a point away because the little ink bottles are not
individually labeled, so just grab out some paper and write up labels for them
as you test them out and tape the sniffable strips to the vials.
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The scents are indeed...
, August 24, 2011
The scents are indeed very strong, but only while in the bottle. When used in a
pen the color comes out very nicely, and they write smoothly, but the scent
doesn't carry with it.
The other reviewer noted that these could be smelled from several feet away? Not
in my case, even in the bottles.
They smell great, however, and the colors are interesting.
It may be worth noting that my set came opened with most of the colors having
spilled all over suggesting that these had been opened at some point. Perhaps
that's the reason for the lack of strong odor?
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, January 27, 2013
I purchased this set to use with my fountain pen collection and find that
certain pens flow better with this ink then others. The scents are light but my
favorite is the lavender blue the rest seem overly soft and ink colors are pale
I recommend using Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with this ink! Best Fountain
pen & ink combination I have ever found.
| These inks are very good...
, March 22, 2013
These inks are very good in color (they aren't watery or light). My favorite is
the rose-scented ink, it smells just like a rose! The smell is definitely
stronger in the bottle, but isn't every scented item this way? I tested them
all out using a glass pen, and the scents lingered for about a week. They
obviously became less robust towards the end of the week, but they lasted better
than I thought! They would be perfect to use to write a letter to someone. I
feel confident that the scent would stay around long enough for the recipient to
get a whiff!
| The inks itself are nice,...
, February 19, 2013
The inks itself are nice, although they do stain the converter (judging by the
Platinum converter). The scent, however, is too strong and, frankly, plain
horrible. It reminded me strongly of cheap soap. It's also difficult to wash off
the pen, it still smells like the violet ink after being thoroughly washed and
filled with different ink. A real disappointment.