So I have come to the conclusion that you can never ever under any circumstance have too many purples (and pinks!). Larmes de Cassis is one of the inks I received in my most recent Netherlands haul.
It comes in a 30ml glass bottle like all of the other La Perle Des Encres inks, and features a cute blackcurrant on the front. At least I think it is a blackcurrant as the translation for the name seems to be Blackcurrant Tears.
This ink had an excellent flow in my pilot VP M nib. Luckily I did a ton of writing yesterday so the Noodlers Cactus Fruit Eel was about gone.
In my opinion it has a medium shading but if that is something super important I would go with another color.
What was really impressive to me was the dry time. The inks in this collection tend to be on the slower drying side for me. I also want to note that they do not behave too well in some of my pens, either having a choked flow or just generally being strange. I find that in my VP I usually have no problems. I am still on the lookout for a pen that will write well with Bouquet D’antan, as I feel the pens I have tried either make the color come out too light or get choked 😦
Also related to drying, these inks put down a different color line than they end up drying with, usually the color comes out light and tends to dry a bit darker. It is the same with this one. The exception out of the ones I have is Pousierre de Lune, that comes out dark and stays dark mostly.