So I totally consider this an emergency review because a fellow pen lover showed me that the ink I just received in the mail is a purple WITH a sheen!!! So far aside from the lovely Yama-Budo I have not found a purple that sheens so I was super excited. I ordered Bungbox L’Amant on a whim and didn’t expect to be this blown away so here goes.
The ink came in the standard Bungbox packaging. Here it is with the rest of my haul. I should note this haul arrived on a Sunday, which means the post office is already in overdrive mode for the holiday season 🙂
It comes in the standard Sailor bottle, which I have a love hate relationship with. Here she is with my beloved Sweet Potato Purple on the right.
For this I decided to use one of my favorite pens of all time, the Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell. I was so excited about this ink I emptied out the MB Lavender that I had inside 😭
It did not disappoint!!! This ink is super well behaved with a high flow, high saturation and excellent shading. But the bonus is that there is sheen present. I have seen varying degrees of it in reviews and for my review sadly I couldn’t get it to come out as much as others have but I have hope! Perhaps with a broader nib?
I tried with some CF paper but the result wasn’t much different and I couldn’t see the sheen at all there. I will revisit that later though, maybe with some ink blots :). But for my purposes though, the writing is where it counts so I want to see that lovely sheen on my letters! I think there is a little more sheen I can squeeze out of this once I find the right pen combination. And I will find it! #determined
More Bungbox inks will probably magically appear at my door, if anyone has any suggestions of ones that sheen, please let me know ^_^
I am super happy with this ink so I will leave you here with a photo of a cupcake lol. If you’re a purple fan run don’t walk to get this ink, enjoy!