or formerly known as Amazon. This post saddens me a bit because I am using up last drop of Amazon as we speak. The news of Caran d’Ache’s revamping of its ink line came earlier this year and now it is is a palm to face moment for me for not getting a bottle of it because it is completely out. Unfortunately, the introduction of the new ink to the States has been postponed indefinitely according to Goulet Pens, but it is available in Singapore and Caran d’Ache’s eBoutique.
Amazon, or Vibrant Green in the new line (I hope the color has not changed), is a good balance of blue and yellow for a green and it does convey a sense of serenity of a forest. For some one who is looking for a green green, Amazon will be the case in my opinion.
Price wise, Amazon is steep compare to other premium fountain pen ink, even more than Iroshizuku per milliliter. In my experience, Caran d’Ache’s ink behaves better than Iroshizuku when it comes to feathering; in fact, Caran d’Ache is less selective on paper.
With the new Caran d’Ache ink priced at close to $40 (29€), would you make the dive? I am still on the fence about it. Caran d’Ache is a luxury brand so I can understand the high price, but I am not sure about collecting all of them; after all, with that price tag, I can get a nice pen instead.