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Larmes De Cassis - J. Herbin


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J. Herbin is known to be the oldest name in ink production in the world, and their inks 'l'Encre de la Tete Noire", "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l'Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships) were produced as early as 1700.

M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

J. Herbin is also the oldest name in ink production in the world.

By 1700, the company was producing “l’Encre de la Tete Noire,” followed by “Perle des Encres,” (The Jewel of Inks) and “l’Encre des Vaisseaux” (The Ink of Ships).

J. Herbin made ink for Louis XIV, and a black ink for the sole use of Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. These formulas still reside in our company headquarters in Paris.

At the moment company belongs to Exaclair Inc, that has rights to brands like Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Brause or G. Lalo.

J. Herbin offers 30 standard colors:

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  1. Ambre de Birmanie
  2. Bleu Azur
  3. Bleu Myosotis
  4. Bleu Nuit
  5. Bleu Pervenche
  6. Bouquet d'Antan
  7. Bouton d'Or
  8. Cacao du Bresil
  9. Cafe des Iles
  10. Diabolo Menthe
  11. Eclat de Saphir
  12. Gris Nuage
  13. Larmes de Cassis
  14. Lie de The
  15. Lierre Sauvage
  16. Orange Indien
  17. Perle Noire
  18. Poussiere de Lune
  19. Rose Cyclamen
  20. Rose Tendresse
  21. Rouge Bourgogne
  22. Rouge Caroubier
  23. Rouge Opera
  24. Rouille d'Ancre
  25. Terre de Feu
  26. Vert Empire
  27. Vert Olive
  28. Vert Pre
  29. Vert Reseda
  30. Violette Pensee

I know many people find J. Herbin inks too muted and boring but I enjoy most of them. I believe J. Herbin makes amazing and unique ink, however I don't like some of their colors. And I have problem with Larme de Cassis. The name is great and the color, well, it depends on the nib and paper. I can't say I dislike it but it didn't amaze me.

The color is rather muted and while it's quite interesting in Kaweco Sport Classic turned to eyedropper broad nib it's not that rich in Kaweco Al Sport B nib feed from converter. I'll need to try it in few more pens.

Ink splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Waterproofness

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Oxford notebook, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

 

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Ciak notebook, Kaweco Sport Classic, B nib

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Semikolon, Kaweco Sport Classic, B

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Clairefontaine, Kaweco Sport Classic, B nib + Kaweco Al Sport, B nib

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Hero 5028, stub 1,9

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Darn; I just bought this and was hoping it would have a slightly deeper colour.

We seem to buying the same ink of late!

I'd be interested to know your thoughts and experiences on eyedropping the Kaweco.

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Thanks for the review. Not really for me, though.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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Old Lady Hippie color.

 

Is that good or bad?

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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I love Larmes de Cassis, and will always have a bottle. It is a sweet, soft, vintage mauve. I especially love how it appears on cream or ivory papers. This is one ink that every time I use it I have that warm gush of affectionate thoughts: "Oh I love this ink! It is so perfect!" :wub:

This ink is also amazing for watercolor painting flowers!

Tessy Moon



My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the King, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. Psalm 45:1


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That's what I love about this forum. I oafishly pigeonhole this ink, then Tessie comes along and infuses it with romance, poetry and art.

James

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That's what I love about this forum. I oafishly pigeonhole this ink, then Tessie comes along and infuses it with romance, poetry and art.

 

 

LOL! Yes, well, I am a writer! ;)

 

I have a very different and distinct personality and preferences. Most of the time the things I like are quite different from the general crowd...but I am glad. It makes my life and the things I create all that more unique and expressive of my own soul. And I love having so many outlets to express myself! Inks, papers, and pens are just the beginning to setting a stage for self-expression and my personal form of renewal and joy. ♥

 

This forum is such a wonderful place of information, opinions, friendship and diversity! Even when groups of people feel differently on an issue it is nearly always expressed and accepted in such a kind manner. (Perhaps only a few times I have witnessed a bit of contention in a few heated conversations, but for the most part, everyone here is quite kind.)

 

I do like that there is such a wide variety of inks to choose from! There really is an ink for everyone I think! :)

Tessy Moon



My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the King, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. Psalm 45:1


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LOL! Yes, well, I am a writer! ;)

 

[Edited to remove an awkward joke.]

 

Actually, I think it looks quite respectable on cream paper. Too washed out on white for my taste. And I've been called many things, but never an old lady hippie. B)

 

I wonder what it would do with just a few drops of Poussiere de Lune? Could be interesting.

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I have mixed Larmes de Cassis with a few other purple inks to see what variations will come. Some I liked, some I didn't. I don't have a bottle of PDL so I can't try that, but MB Lavender Purple is very similar....maybe a little ink mix test will happen soon ;)

Tessy Moon



My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the King, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. Psalm 45:1


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