I've seen somewhere that Diamine says it's the smell of a violet/purple dye they use.
Hi Lgsoltek, et al,
Based on my experience with Diamine inks, I'd be tempted to buy this, but it seems to be exclusive to their purple-toned middle blue inks... their purple-toned dk. blue inks like Bilberry and their straight purple inks like Damson and Amazing Amethyst don't have that moldy odor.
Does anyone know if their Imperial Purple has a moldy odor? (I can't track down my bottle and I have to leave for work).
I think there may be some kind of (chemical) reaction when their violet dyes are blended with their middle blue dyes that causes this phenomenon, (because their Sapphire and WES Imperial Blue are blue inks, but with DEFINITE violet/purple tones).
Oh, well, it's a mystery to us all...
... we're only the hapless pawns in the hands of the pen and ink makers.
Edited by ParkerDuofold, 10 July 2017 - 11:12.
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