Friday, March 21st, 2014

J. Herbin scented fountain pen inks: Your Thoughts?


Herbin Scented Ink

Did you know that J. Herbin offers several different scented fountain pen inks? Whether or not you’ve ever tried a scented ink, we’d love to hear your thoughts about them.

J. Herbin scented inks are made from floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets. The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents.

Fashioned with great care, scented inks are inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century. J. Herbin and other manufacturers used to collect different scents from the perfume industry and add them to their inks.

Known as “Les Subtiles” (The Subtle), each ink matches fragrance and color: bleu/parfum lavande; vert/parfum pomme; amber/parfum orange; rouge/parfum rose; and violet/parfum violette.


4 thoughts on “J. Herbin scented fountain pen inks: Your Thoughts?

  1. This post prompted me to test out the Lavender scented ink which I actually bought over a year ago. I didn’t ink a pen with it at the time because on opening the bottle I didn’t really find the fragrance that convincing. However, on trying it now I find I like the performance of the ink itself, although I’m still not sure about the fragrance. Would I buy it again? Unlikely as there are lots of other good blue inks to choose from. The only other scented ink I an tempted by is the Amber (Orange scented). I may still give that a try at some point.

  2. I’ve got chemical sensitivities, so I’ll pass on fragranced ink, as awesome as you make them sound.

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