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Bungbox Omotesando Blue

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#1 julia239

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:29

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There is some water-resistance, if you get to it fast enough, but long-term, it doesn't hold up.

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Rhodia Writing Samples

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Tomoe River Writing Samples

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Clairefontaine Triomphe Writing Samples

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Original Crown Mill Laid Paper Writing Samples

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#2 Oranges and Apples

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:11

I love that color. Thank you for your review.



#3 cleosmama

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:52

That's beautiful, particular with the F-C M SIG nib on Clairefontaine. Thank you for the review.



#4 adyf

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:57

Lovely, is this in a similar price range to bungbox sapphire?



#5 visvamitra

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:40

Great review. The color is ok, but not interesting enough to make me want get one.



#6 Lgsoltek

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:47

I love the colour. I wonder how it is different from their First Love Sapphire though.



#7 Old_Inkyhand

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:27

Not my kind of blue, but I do love your reviews. :)



#8 julia239

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 15:19

Lovely, is this in a similar price range to bungbox sapphire?

 

Yes, they are the same price, both at the store that sells them here in the U.S. and on the BungBox website.



#9 julia239

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 15:28

I love the colour. I wonder how it is different from their First Love Sapphire though.

I don't have Sapphire, but from the reviews of Sapphire, I think it's a little darker.  I looked at your review and saw that you used Omaezaki Ocean to compare to Sapphire; I do have that & if you'd like, I could do a quick comparison of it with Omotesando to give you a better idea of how it looks.



#10 ManofKent

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 15:42

Great review. Looks nice, but not distinctive enough to tempt.



#11 BayesianPrior

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 15:58

Excellent review and very nice colour.  I think I get something similar (in colour, if not in behaviour) by mixing Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue and Pelikan 4001 Brillant Black in the approximate ratio 25:1.


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#12 inkstainedruth

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 16:14

Thanks for the review.  I think I had considered trying that the last time I ordered ink but at the price of a sample it was pushing the limits of my budget (which was skirting the edge of "can I afford this" as is.

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#13 Mulrich

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 18:15

In my experience, Bungbox Sapphire has a lot of sheen which distinguish it apart from Omotesando. My Sapphire sample also looks a little darker than these pictures. Based only on online pictures I think this ink looks more similar to Omaezaki Azure Sea than Sapphire but online pictures can be off. 



#14 Lgsoltek

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 19:08

I don't have Sapphire, but from the reviews of Sapphire, I think it's a little darker.  I looked at your review and saw that you used Omaezaki Ocean to compare to Sapphire; I do have that & if you'd like, I could do a quick comparison of it with Omotesando to give you a better idea of how it looks.

 

That'd be nice! Thank you!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 22:06

Great review, very pleasant colour.


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#16 Aelie

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 14:15

Looks like a darker version of Nagasawa Kobe Maya Lapis. This is a very nice color indeed. If I already didn't have First Love Sapphire, I would have seriously considered this ink. 



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 21:49

Nice review - beautiful presentation :)

I like the colour.

#18 mmg122

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 22:12

Very nice blue ink. Thanks for an excellent review, Julia. I agree with other posters that First Love Sapphire Blue is a tad darker. I'd pick this one up but I'm getting somewhat blue heavy in my ink stash...and blue is not a color I use very often. I love your writing samples...very impressive.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:31

your handwriting is better than the color :)

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:54

Stunning colour bettered only by your beautiful handwriting! Thank you for such a thorough review.
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