This beautiful bottle has been sitting in my collection for a while, but until now haven’t reviewed it.  The only reason I can think of is that this was one of the first inks in my collection and I hadn’t really started blogging yet.  This is a beautiful color though, and I hope that it inspires/enables!

The first thing you’ll notice about this ink is the fantastic packaging.

It comes in a high quality box, with a glass bottle within.  The bottle itself has a very interesting slant.  The cap is very heavy and its easy to tell that they put a lot of effort into the presentation.  But how is the color?


For this review I decided to ink up my Pelikan M600 M Nib, its a fantastic, wet writer, and while this ink lacks sheen in writing, it shades!

InkJournal Entry:


Line going down on 68GSM TR:

Ink Blob:


This ink is a shader!  It has a bit of red sheen but only in the wettest pools, and I could not find any during regular writing.  The consistency of the ink feels a bit different than normal as well, it feels a bit thicker than normal ink if that makes sense.  I can’t wait to try more Caran D’Ache colors!

I leave you now with a teaser photo of an exciting new development….Details coming soon!  ^_^