I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order. This is a particular favourite. It has many fans, and rightly so, it's a lovely ink to use and to look at.
This one is J Herbin Poussiere de lune (Moondust Purple)
J. Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world. M. Herbin created “The Jewel of Inks” in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700.
Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the very neutral pH of the inks. Each bottle of 30 ml/1 oz ink is elegantly labeled and has a pen rest. They are known as “D bottle pen inks.” The “D” refers to the old French unit of measure “la Demi Courtine.”
"Poussière de lune (Moondust purple): A very poetic name, the color of the night when only the crescent moon is glowing in the dark."
I'm not sure that I have seen that many night skies that are this lovely purple colour. I shall just wish.
- This isn't a waterproof or archival ink.
- Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib was a medium round, this ink took 16-17 secs to dry
- It flows slightly wet. I feel that lubrication was OK because of the paper. However, I noticed a little feedback with the pen.
- It is currently available in 10ml sample glass bottles and 30ml glass D bottles.
- It is widely available from many B&M shops and online retailers worldwide.