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Seriously, the names of these Iroshizuku inks will be the death of me. Doesn’t matter how many times I write/type it, I always have to double check the spelling.

 

This ink was given to me as a birthday gift from my mother. Unlike the Shin-ryoku that she got me for Christmas last year, I had specified this color as one that I really wanted.

 

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Remember how unimpressed I was with the Pelikan Violet because it had too much red in it? This is a perfect purple ink for me because it’s much more towards the blue side of things.

 

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Seriously, I can’t get over how much I love this color. I’m a sucker for jewel tones, and this hits that mark right on.

 

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It was also surprisingly water resistant, which is a plus for me since I don’t like to make an ink a “daily user” unless it has at least a bit of water resistance, and I was going to be really sad if this had to be a special occasion only ink.

 

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Like pretty much every other Iroshizuku ink I’ve tried, this one behaves wonderfully and gave me no troubles with feathering or bleeding, even on the Field Notes paper. And it didn’t do the weird disappearing act when highlighted that I saw with the Pelikan ink, so that’s a plus.

 

Overall, I really recommend this ink. Then again I might be biased because I think it’s like the most perfect color ever. I also don’t know that I have tried any other inks that come really close in terms of color, so if you know of one that matches and has good behavior and is cheaper than the premium $28/50 mL that we see with Iroshizuku inks, let me know!

 

This ink was given as a gift and I am not being compensated for this review in any way. All opinions above are my own and you are free to disagree with them if you like.

 

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Very nice review. This is a very pretty purple and I was surprised at how water resistant it is.

I find this shade to be fairly muted and calm which isn't what I think of when I think 'purple ink'.

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It is a lovely ink! Sailor [Kobe LE 'Monet Violet' - easily bought from ebay] have one which is almost identical but just a smidge darker/more saturated which is well worth checking out also

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I loved this color when I tested it earlier this year, but I was surprised to discover after several months that it exhibited significant fading. YMMV

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I loved this color when I tested it earlier this year, but I was surprised to discover after several months that it exhibited significant fading. YMMV

 

Was it exposed to light while fading or in a notebook?

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I loved this color when I tested it earlier this year, but I was surprised to discover after several months that it exhibited significant fading. YMMV

 

Interesting. I have it scheduled to be in my next round of fade tests, so I'll definitely report (somewhere) on how it performs.

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Thank you for the review -- I have to say I rather love the ink's name, though, because it always brings to mind an elegant woman :)

 

I might pick this up soon. Any comparison to Herbin's Violette Pensée?

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What a gorgeous ink. It reminds me a lot of Standardgraph Beerenblau: I'll have to get a sample of this so I can A/B them.

 

Very nice review, thanks!

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Great job!

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Thank you for reviewing this ink!

It is a very pretty shade of lavender - not too blue or pink - right in the middle! :)

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