Review: Kyo no Oto Yamabuki Iro

My thanks to Glenn for sending me a sample of the ink.

Yamabuki Iro is a blend of yellow and green. Now normally, this blend of colours is right up my alley. But not this one. This is giving me Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho vibes. And I really do not like Ina-Ho at all.

Yamabuki Iro shades subtly and writes on the dry side of things. Personally this isn’t the colour for me, but if this is a colour you enjoy, don’t let me get in the way of your enjoyment.

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Review: Caran D’Ache Idyllic Blue

My thanks to Glenn for sending me a sample of the ink.

Caran D’Ache Idyllc Blue is a lubricated blue ink that screams corporate to me. It shades a little subtly. Personally, I’m not a fan of straight up blue inks and this qualifies. However don’t let that stop you if you enjoy it.

Caran D’Ache inks are not the most affordable of inks out there. And Idyllic Blue as pretty as it is, isn’t all that unique a shade of blue. So I’ll suggest getting a similar ink instead, unless you want that sweet little ink bottle.

Review: Pen BBS No 178 Rose Quartz

My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

Rose Quartz is a very odd and unique ink. It’s pastel grey-red colour. It goes down more grey than red but eventually drying to a rose colour. It isn’t very bright. It is a shading ink but objectively it is really hard to read against white paper. This is an ink that works best with a wetter ink. Right now this isn’t an ink that is suitable for day to day writing. It feels like it is being undone for the sale of being unique. Personally, I am not a fan.