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Blackstone Australian Bush Scented Ink

blackstone australian bush scented ink review

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#1 dcwaites

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:12

This is an ink I was sent by Kevin of Blackstone inks to review. It is one of the new Australian scented inks.

 

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In summary, this is a well-behaved, wettish, saturated ink that has a mild, pleasant scent of eucalyptus.  


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 13:42

Thanks for the review, David - I've run two pens dry of this ink, but plan to re-fill now that I'm back from a trip away...  Hoping the full-size bottles are available for purchase before my review sample runs out!



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#4 dcwaites

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 14:01

The "Q-Tip Sample" was actually applied with a finger, not being in possession of any cotton buds at the time. It came out, exactly as I wanted, with a little touch of Zen. I will be using that technique more often in future.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 14:19

The "Q-Tip Sample" was actually applied with a finger, not being in possession of any cotton buds at the time. It came out, exactly as I wanted, with a little touch of Zen. I will be using that technique more often in future.

 

That's an F-Tip sample!



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 15:14

Any plan on new inks without scents? I don't go for scented inks myself.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 15:27

Any plan on new inks without scents? I don't go for scented inks myself.


I wouldn't be surprised - Kevin always seems to be experimenting with new inks, pens etc - but given the number of inks in his scented line, I wouldn't expect anything soon. From what I understand, though, the formulation of these inks (dyes, lubricants etc) are similar to the non-scented inks - so unless you have an in-principle objection to your inks smelling nice, they might still be worth a try!

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 17:30

Well I actually don't use any scents, perfumes, etc., so I really don't want any scented ink.


Edited by white_lotus, 22 April 2017 - 17:30.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 22:53

Well I actually don't use any scents, perfumes, etc., so I really don't want any scented ink.


Fair enough - I don't have a strong sense of smell, but even so I tend to form an association between ink and smell. Being an Aussie, it's always a pleasant sensation to uncap a pen and smell the eucalyptus scent - but I *also* enjoy the industrial chemical scent of Noodler's 54th Massachusetts. ;)

Hopefully Kevin will continue to diversify *both* ranges over time. You could try contacting him directly via the JustWrite.com.au website to ask about nom-scented versions though - you're probably not alone in preferring unscented products!

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 00:11

I wouldn't get too fussed over the scent. You can't smell it on the paper once it has dried, and it is a very nice ink, in saturation and behaviour. 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:22

I like blue-green inks, but I'm not a huge fan of just green inks. My experience with scented inks so far has been...disappointing...to say the least. de Atramentis sandalwood smells nothing at all like sandalwood, it's a generic floral scent (??), and their lilac smells awfully close to the same, and nothing like lilac.

 

If this really has a eucalyptus scent, I think that would be wonderful.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:11

I wouldn't get too fussed over the scent. You can't smell it on the paper once it has dried, and it is a very nice ink, in saturation and behaviour. 


Agreed - like most inks, the scent evaporates as the ink dries - very noticeable though when I first uncap my pen to write!

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:13

I like blue-green inks, but I'm not a huge fan of just green inks. My experience with scented inks so far has been...disappointing...to say the least. de Atramentis sandalwood smells nothing at all like sandalwood, it's a generic floral scent (??), and their lilac smells awfully close to the same, and nothing like lilac.
 
If this really has a eucalyptus scent, I think that would be wonderful.


Certainly smells like eucalyptus to me - not overpowering, but very pleasant!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 15:00

For anyone who's interested, the full range of Blackstone Scents of Australia inks is available at http://justwrite.com.au/.  I believe they should soon be available (if they're not already) from their American and European distributors too.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 21:09

Thank you for this woody review. Your f-tip sample makes an - at least for my eyes - an interesting effect on the paper a bit like stars...







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