In May 2014 Kingdom Note came out with a new line of specialty inks from Sailor based on Mushrooms. At that time they were relatively easy to obtain, but only two of the inks were colors that appealed to me then, so I passed on the others. Recently several became available again as they sometimes do, and I decided to get them. I've learned that the little color circle on the box is only the most general idea of the ink color.
The five inks of this series are
Amanita muscaria (red)
Entoloma virescens (light blue)
Stropharia aeruginosa (green)
Mycena pura (pink)
Trametes versicolor (dark blue)
I'd reviewed the two blue inks earlier and the links are above. Pink is not a color I usually buy at all. Far too many are either Barbie-pink, or hot bubble gum pink, or something that completely lacks any subtlety at all. But the color/writing sample at KN hinted that this wasn't like that. I'm glad I included it in my basket as it is a very nice complex, dusky pink, that soft kind of pink you see in sunsets, and perhaps on a certain mushroom. The ink is dark enough for writing, and I've used it a few times in making my own notes about other topics. I actually found myself reaching for it over saturated blues, murky greens, deep purples I have inked in pens.
The ink is quite shady in a drier pen. In very wet pens you get less of that, but still a dusky line. The ink has some water resistance that may be a plus for some. The hue is similar to the Noodler's Suffragist Carmine, but it is not as bright as that ink by a good margin. There is no sheen that I can see. This is an interesting pink I think, one appropriate for those who appreciate the subtle.
Unfortunately, this ink is sold out again now at Kingdom Note. It seems these are restocked periodically but not on any predictable schedule. I got lucky.
Pen: Aurora Ipsilon Deluxe (M-14kt), vintage Drexel syringe-filler with no name nib
Papers: MvL=Mohawk via Linen, TR=Tomoe River, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, Rhodia=Rhodia 90g ivory.
Camera: iPhone 7