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Blackstone Red Kunzea (Scented)

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#1 Jamerelbe

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 13:30

This is the fourth of five reviews I'll be posting today and tomorrow, for one of six new inks about to be available from Just Write Pens / Blackstone Inks - so I'll keep it brief!  The 'Scents of Australia' inks are made from similar components to the already-available 'Colours of Australia' line, and share their properties, with one key difference: all six inks are scented, with odours evocative of the Australian 'aromascape'.

 

Here's a visual of the bottles that arrived last week (minus Australian Bush):

 

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Red Kunzea is formulated to resemble the flowers of the Kunzea ambigua plant - a tall shrub round in cool coastal areas of Australia.  I'll let you read the hand-written reviews for more information - suffice to say this is a dark, saturated red - maybe half-a-shade lighter than Diamine Red Dragon.  Its flow characteristics are great, and I haven't had problems with feathering and blessing - at least on the photocopier paper I used for the review.  It doesn't appear to sheen, at least on the papers I've tried it on.

 

A scan and photo of the review sheet:

 

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And a 'live' photo of the Water Test:

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 14:33

Ooh I like this one.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:24

Nice

#4 Jamerelbe

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 15:01

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 - 15:20

Very nice red.

 

Thank you for sharing.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 20:58

Thank you also for this review. Very present and direct red which I very much like.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:24

Thanks for the reviews. Now if they'd just get those IG Platinum inks in stock and I could put an order in.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 17:13

OH, I like this one a lot.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:10

Thanks for the reviews. Now if they'd just get those IG Platinum inks in stock and I could put an order in.

Both the Scents of Australia inks AND the IG Platinum inks are now in stock, but only in very limited quantities (according to the newsletter I just received) - so now might be a good time to jump in!



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 15:04

Does this one smell like roses to you??


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 22:12

Both the Scents of Australia inks AND the IG Platinum inks are now in stock, but only in very limited quantities (according to the newsletter I just received) - so now might be a good time to jump in!


Thanks for the heads up, received an email yesterday afternoon and immediately ordered them.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 14:53

Does this one smell like roses to you??

 

It certainly smell floral, rather than 'eucalyptus-y'.  I'll have to ask someone in the house with a better sense of smell, though!



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 16:26

Does this one smell like roses to you??

 

Is definitively floral, but not roses. 

 

I am no gardener, but I do know what roses smell like.   :lol:  :lol:

 

 

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 23:23

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And widely exported as an essential oil.

 

Kunzea essential oil is probably Australia’s next essential oil wonder.


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