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Rohrer & Klingner Aubergine (2018 Limited Edition)

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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:25

Rohrer & Klingner has recently released a "2018 limited edition" ink called Aubergine. As a big fan of their inks, I think they deserve more recognition for their wonderful inks. Solferino remains my top purple/magenta/violet ink with its retina-searing brightness and vibrancy. I've bought a bottle of this new Aubergine and I like it very much.

 

Aubergine comes in a cardboard tube packaging and their regular understated bottle. I like their bottles because they are functional. The ink itself is a low-key yet gorgeous purple that leans to the blue side but never so much as to become a blurple. It shows quite a lot of shading. A slight golden-red sheen could sometimes be observed but is really subtle. The inks writes very wet, and the lubrication is medium to good. It's not water resistant but it leaves a visible dark trace.

 

Packaging

 

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Splash

 

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Sample

 

(Rhodia)

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(Tomoe River)

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Comparison

 

(Maruman loose leaf. I think it could be quite close to the non-accessible Sailor Pen & Message Sanyasou but with less sheen. However I don't have that one (sample) anymore for a comparison.)

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Miscellaneous

 

(For my November "Clash of the colours" ink combo I matched up Aubergine and KWZI Menthol Green. I think a purple and a cyan-turquoise colour combo is quite ugly LOL. What do you think?)

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#2 visvamitra

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:27

Where do I get one?



#3 Astron

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:36

Looks like a nice violet.


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#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:54

Where do I get one?


Haven’t seen you in a long time Vis! I got mine from FountainFeder.eu

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:45

I definitely like this and hope I can find it for a reasonable price.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:54

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:56

Thanks for this great  review Lgsoltek. How does this ink compare to Lamy Dark Lilac ?



#8 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:23

Thanks for this great  review Lgsoltek. How does this ink compare to Lamy Dark Lilac ?

 

I'll dig out my Dark Lilac sample for a comparative swab tonight. One thing is sure: Aubergine doesn't have that gorgeous golden sheen of Dark Lilac.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 13:10

I’ve been using Aubergine for just over a week. A lovely grown-up shade of purple. No problems whatsoever in the pen; well-behaved and dries quickly on most papers. I think it’s quite different to Dark Lilac.

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#10 A Smug Dill

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 14:20

I got mine from FountainFeder.eu

Sold out.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 14:26

Has anyone compared it to De Atramentis Aubergine?


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#12 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 14:47

Sold out.

 

Searched the name in Google and I can see there's an Australian store that carries it.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 15:44

Beautiful!



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 15:59

Has anyone compared it to De Atramentis Aubergine?


The R & K leans more blue than DA Aubergine, which is definitely more reddish & is closer to aubergine skin colour, in my eyes.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 16:04

Searched the name in Google and I can see there's an Australian store that carries it.


A$33 for a bottle shipped domestically… I think I'll pass on that, and get a bottle of Herbin 1798 Amethyste L'Oural from the UK or the Netherlands instead for significantly less money.

Thank you very much for looking it up all the same! :)

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 17:31

Looks nice. Hopefully one of the US shops will have some.



#17 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 18:13



Thanks for this great  review Lgsoltek. How does this ink compare to Lamy Dark Lilac ?

 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 22:13

A$33 for a bottle shipped domestically… I think I'll pass on that, and get a bottle of Herbin 1798 Amethyste L'Oural from the UK or the Netherlands instead for significantly less money.  :)
 

Well, looking at one and the same store (yet without their own, very affordable shipping), the LE here in question comes in at 11.99 Euros, whereas the Amethyste L'Oural makes 20.99...................


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 22:48

lapis, on 04 Nov 2018 - 09:13, said:
Well, looking at one and the same store (yet without their own, very affordable shipping), the LE here in question comes in at 11.99 Euros, whereas the Amethyste L'Oural makes 20.99...................

 

The Australian retailer Lgsoltek alluded to is listing the R&K Aubergine at A$25, with no discounts for Fountain Pen Day 2018 or anything else; standard domestic shipping is A$8. Also, I cannot get free shipping from them even if I make the A$99 minimum threshold, because they explicitly said PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers are excluded from the offer; they will deliver to such only if I pay for shipping using our national postal carrier service.

 

I just tacked a bottle of the Amethyste de L'Oural to my yet-to-be-fulfilled order I placed yesterday with LCdC, and that cost me €14.22, which works out to about A$22.50 already cheaper than A$25 by a good margin on the effective item price, and I don't have to pay (additional) shipping for bringing it in overseas. (While I was at it, I also added a dozen bottles of R&K inks in other colours for €3.72 ⋍ A$5.88 each to the order.)

 

Before I did that, I checked on Bureau Direct. With the start-of-the-month 15% discount code, including international shipping charges for the ink (which cannot be avoided, as there is no free shipping offer) on its own it would cost me just under A$33, so not as much of a saving there.

 

However, Cult Pens would sell me a bottle of Amethyste de L'Oural for £14.96 (~A$27) before any discount code; and I just have to make the £70 minimum to get free shipping.


Edited by A Smug Dill, 04 November 2018 - 11:18.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 00:07

Want!





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