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Montblanc The Beatles Psychedelic Purple Ink

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#41 VivienR

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 21:51

I did a quick comparison with the few purple inks currently with me and the closest match for me is Diamine Majestic Purple, not an exact copy but pretty close. Diamine Imperial purple is more blueish than this ink. Now my mind is playing with the thought that "do I need another bottle from this"?



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 23:56

BUT IT IS SO BRIGHT... right?  Surely I need another purple?  I'm just not convinced that I need it for $43.50.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 23:57

Hope mine doesn’t freeze on the way.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 00:11

BUT IT IS SO BRIGHT... right?  Surely I need another purple?  I'm just not convinced that I need it for $43.50.

 

Yeah, that was my thought, too.  I really thought about it.  The MB swatches page was the first one I turned to in the FPH swatch book last week.  I actually walked around the store a bit with the box in my hand.  And then thought about the price and said... "Ehhh, maybe not...."  

I think I only paid about $25 US last year for a bottle of MB Leo Tolstoy when I was there, maybe less.  I looked up the transaction just now (I have a little notebook to keep track of expenditures) and found the relevant date from 2016, and the total bill was about $70 -- and that included a small Pelikan pen stand and, IIRC, a bottle of Noodler's Ellis Island.  And of course NYC sales tax.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:38

The Beatles ink come in 50 ml compared to the usual 30 ml bottles other LE inks come in, so it stands to reason it would cost more. The penshop where I picked up mine had one left and a big sign under it saying "one bottle limit per person". The MB boutique was completely out. The Beatles ink is in high demand here in Canada.

Might do well to buy 2 bottles if you can get your hands on them, use one bottle and save the other. Who knows, in a couple years after MB stops production, that one bottle could fetch enough to fund your two bottles now and then some.

Edited by max dog, 04 January 2018 - 01:40.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:23

How's the water resistance?
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 15:17

How's the water resistance?

 

Better be good for all the acid that submarine had to cut through



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 17:08

Har, har, that's a good one. You mean if my pen'll go through this ink, it'll also go through acid?

 

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 17:13

strangely enough the direct path after acid was country western music for most participants....



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 18:16

... because that's so soothing....


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 18:45

I guess it was soothing to try and climb back to Mother Earth, I went a long time not realizing most of my favourite bands and albums were essentially CountryWestern, which I loathe otherwise...

 

Just picked up my bottle of TBPP from my local friendly Toronto store, will fill the Proust with it this afternoon.  :D



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 19:47

I already bought mine (together with the red dog thing) and really do like it. It's entirely different from my other purples! You'll love that ink in your Proust (which I don't have). IMF (F = feelings) that ink could have been dubbed Proust instead. A perfect fit.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 20:04

I'd buy almost anything FP-related with Beatles or Proust in the title, I won't obtain the Beatles LE pens any time soon....

 

Good ink, MB has stepped up its quality the last 10 or so years, thankfully.

 

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