J. Herbin Scented Ink Sampler09/17/2010
If you’ve ever wanted to try scented ink, J. Herbin has an sampler called Encre Perfumées. It includes one 10 ml bottle each of blue ink scented with lavender, green scented with apple, amber scented with orange, red scented with rose, and violet scented with violet. That makes a well-rounded selection of colors along with a nice variety of flower and fruit fragrances.
This is one product that deserves a caveat. It is not an item for people who are sensitive to perfume or who like pristine pens. While the odor eventually faded from my pens, the lavender and to a lesser extent the orange lasted long past the ink. That’s fine if you like the aroma but not ideal if you weren’t so thrilled.
If my comments haven’t put you off, I first spotted the kit at Pear Tree Pens for around $19 which actually isn’t bad for 50 ml of ink. No doubt other retailers will have a stock of this item, too. For the right fountain pen lover, Encre Perfumées could make a terrific gift especially accompanied by a pretty, new pen. A few of you guys might take a hint here…