In stock and ships within 1 business day.
4.2 (13 reviews)
DescriptionSpecificationsQuestions & Answers
This 5 pack bottled ink set includes the scents: Amber Orange, Violet Purple, Rose Red, Lavender Blue and Apple Green. Lightly scented inks are presented in elegant 10 ml sampler bottles, and are perfect for fountain pens since they are naturally scented and do not contain pigments.

J. Herbin scented inks are made from floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets. The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents.

Fashioned with great care, scented inks are inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century. J. Herbin and other manufacturers used to collect different scents from the perfume industry and add them to their inks.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Curated Collections

Articles & Guides

Customer Reviews

Bought these inks for...
August 1, 2011
Verified Purchase
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.
11 people found this helpful
These inks are very good...
March 22, 2013
Verified Purchase
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!
3 people found this helpful
LOVE THESE! I purchased...
January 27, 2013
Verified Purchase

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 but pretty.

I recommend using Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with this ink! Best Fountain pen & ink combination I have ever found.
3 people found this helpful
The scents are indeed...
August 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
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?

4 people found this helpful
I love the smell of these...
July 1, 2015
Verified Purchase
I love the smell of these inks and am thrilled with it. I wish for the scent of lilac
1 person found this helpful