Before I was a pen girl, I was a handbag girl! So of course when I heard that LV did a line of inks I was dying to try them. There is limited information about them online, and I only read a few rumors about who potentially makes their inks for repackaging. The bottle was $52.00 + tax for a beautiful 50ML glass.
It arrived a little beaten, which surprised me. Usually when I order anything from LV the presentation is exceptional. This box looks like it should not have made it past QC.
Upon opening it there was a familiar chemical smell. It smelled like all of the Noodler’s ink I have ever bought, I was not pleased with that but forged on only to find the ink had caked on the inside of the lid.
I haven’t really seen this with many inks, or actually any inks that I have bought previously so I was a bit disappointed. Overall the presentation was not up to the standard I expected from the design house. I even called customer service about it and they seemed not to know that they sold ink at all. I was put on hold for an unacceptable amount of time and just gave up.
But what about the ink itself?
For this review I decided to ink my Pelikan M400 White Tortoiseshell. It is a fashionable and reliable writer ^_^
Line going down on 68GSM Tomoe:
Despite the rough start, I really loved the color! The ink behaved well and in the very darkest places of the blob there is a hint of sheen. It wouldn’t come out in normal writing, but its there. The shading is dramatic and it wasn’t the red I was expecting but its definitely a bottle of red that I want to keep. I even want to try some other LV colors. I wish there were more places to buy LV inks, the color I want to try is sold out currently 😦
I leave you now with some awesome photos that a friend took of my pen paraphernalia ^_^