The Montblanc ink curiosity continues with Petit Prince: Sands of the Desert. This is the follow-up ink to the Montblanc Petit Prince: Red Fox.
Price: $43.00 from Montblanc Boutique
Box: Hard shell box
Status: Limited Edition
This color drew inspiration from the brown leather cap of the aviator the Little Prince meets in the desert. Do you think they nailed it?
The blob didn’t come out as “brown” as I imagined. It was brown, but quite dark with a frosty sheen that has tones of gold, brown, and blue black. It can be seen in regular writing as well.
This ink has a much thicker consistency than the Ladies Edition: Pearl that I tried yesterday. The blob took substantially longer to dry, but is on par with other inks of this saturation.
This ink can definitely be used as a daily writer, especially if you want something with a little more character. The writing sample was done with an unbranded Chinese pen with an F nib, yet the ink had no problems producing sheen and shading in such a narrow nib.
Looking forward to writing many letters with this one!
I leave you now with a photo of some lovely Le Petit Prince pens at the Honolulu Montblanc boutique. I hope to add the Le Petit Prince LeGrand Solitaire with all the foxes to my collection someday!
April 15, 2019 at 9:06 am
It looks to be a rather appealing writing ink but it really doesn’t suggest the leather of an aviator cap to me. I would expect there to be lighter tones in there too for it to have that connotation.