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J.Herbin Encre Rouge (Rose Scent)


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#1 Immoteus

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:09

Here is the fourth ink of the J.Herbin "Les Subtiles" Series. I apologize for the messy review as I was a bit rushed (It's painfully clear that margins and straight lines are not my strong points tongue.gif ).

Disclaimer: Any feathering in this review is caused by the sharp tines of the dip nib digging into the paper.

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Edited by Immoteus, 21 March 2008 - 09:20.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:53

Thanks for the review! The last thing I need is another bottle of ink -- but I like the looks of this one. It could work as an editing ink, though I mainly use brown and orange to edit. The subtlety of the rose scent, as an editing ink, will be a bonus. A strong rosy scent, coupled with the colour, would likely send the wrong message... smile.gif


P.S. Have you tried it in a regular fountain pen to see if its lubricating properties improve?


Edited by girlieg33k, 21 March 2008 - 09:44.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:06

Lovely!. Both the color and the review!. I heard a few months back that Herbin had started producing scented inks also. Is nice, I have always missed the scent of the old inks my aunts used to write their notes with. I wonder how would tha ink behave in a regular Fp in the long run, though. Great, now I want to have it.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:02

Girlieg33k & Ondina, thank you for the kind words! When I have the time, I'll test the ink in my other flex/italic pens.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:37

Very nice work! ;-)

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 23:16

Here is a scan of the ink used in different pens. For some reason the flow was inconsistent in the Sheaffer school pen, but it does exhibit the best shading out of the group. Fortunately, lubrication properties did improve with fountain pens (but not much, since this ink is better suited for wet writers).

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Edited by Immoteus, 21 March 2008 - 23:24.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 18:24

I had intended to write some Christmas correspondence with 1670, but my offspring has absconded with it, so I took out a bottle of Les Subtiles Roses to write my letters. I have it in a Graphomatic with a nice flexible nib. I have found it to be so bleedy and feathering that it is useless as letter writing ink. I was writing on a very heavy linen paper and it still bled right through. So having wasted a sheet of white, I decided to try it in stone parchment paper and the result is the same. It smells lovely, it is a beautiful colour, but I really do not think it is good ink for my uses. I do not have this problem with the Bleu Nuit, however the cologne like smell of that is cloying and not at all subtle.






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