Pen mail came today! As it should everyday imo lol. Today’s haul was small, it was a bottle of Noodlers Cactus Fruit Eel.
I have been dancing around trying Noodlers ink for a while. I had read a few posts about Noodlers Ink being dangerous for pens, but have also read a ton that say it is fine as long as you practice pen hygiene which I do on a regular basis 🙂
I decided to try it with my pilot VP on the off chance that if something does go wrong I can replace the converter/nib inside and the body won’t be affected.
The first thing I noticed was the cute little box it comes in. I always enjoy the little sketches on Noodlers products. I’m a huge fish fan as well, so +1 for that!
The next thing was not so pleasant, the smell, the ink had the strongest odor of any ink I have tried so far, even the iron gall I had did not invade my nostrils with such intensity! But I got over that quickly as the smell disappeared as soon as I closed the bottle.
The two colors are very similar however the Noodlers has more shading, while the Cyclamen almost feels like it has a coated property with great saturation. With the quicker drying time I think that for me at least the Noodlers has the edge between these two.
This color is going to end up being one of my favorites I just know it! Glad that it is a cost effective bottle that comes in a large 3oz size!