De Atramentis Violets

Awhile back in this post I wrote about a friend's mission for a perfect shade of purple. Since then, she has selected three ink for me to do more extensive reviews. As you can see, two years have lapsed and I have not written a word on any of them, so it is about time!An…

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De Atramentis Dianthus

Here comes the first post in a search for that perfect purple.  De Atramentis Dianthus in the strictest sense is not purple, but a magenta with a bit of purple hue.  It has sticking resemblance to Rohrer and Klingner's Solferino; the difference lies is Dianthus is a mangenta with more pink, while Solferino with more…

In the Mood for Purple

Purple is my favorite color for as long as I can remember.  In this context, receiving a batch of purple ink to test out is almost a gift from above.  Since this friend is interested in finding a particular shade of purple, having swabs as reference would be helpful.  All ink names are written with…

De Atramentis Jeanne d’Arc

Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) by De Atramentis gives a very feminine aura, which I found conflicting with the historical portrayal of la Pucelle, the Maiden.  Initially, I assume the ink color is not suitable for daily usage because the swatch appears very light; in contrary, because it dries a tad darker I can envision…

Ink Review: De Atramentis Gingerbread

Many stationery enthusiasts describe their favorite inks as delectable.  De Atramentis Gingerbread, though unfit for consumption, does trigger olfactory and sennsory responses.  If you like warm and toasty cinnamon scent, this ink will be ideal for you.Interested in getting one?  Head over to Goulet Pens to check out their great selections of De Atramentis inks.

Ink Review: De Atramentis Beethoven

De Atramentis inks attract a wide variety of people with diverse series of inks.  One of the lines that often caught my eyes is the historic people series because I wonder how does De Atramentis determine who gets what color?  The Baker picked up Beethoven out of appreciation for his work being a classicly trained…

Ink Review: Iroshizuku Ku-jaku

While tidying up my bottles of ink, I also discovered that I had plenty of ink samples.  One of my goals before I purchased another full-size bottle was to use up some of the samples I have accumulated.  Ever since my pleasant experience with Caran d'Ache's Caribbean Blue, I wanted to look for another shade…