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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: Caran d’Ache Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is part of the Caran d’Ache Colours of the Earth series which has since been discontinued. I’ve reviewed Sunset previously which was part of the same series. Grand Canyon is a brown ink which shades nicely. On my TWSBI Mini, it feels super dry but on my Visconti pen it feels lubricated. I feel the experience on my TWSBI Mini is quite bad. It’s like the ultimate worse pairing or something. On the Visconti pen, it is dark, saturated and wet. What a world of difference.

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Review: Caran d’Ache Sunset

I was lucky enough to nab a 5ml sample of this ink at a low price of $2 at a pen meet. Caran D’arche Sunset is an ink that is already discontinued. It’s a shame that you can no longer buy it. This is an interesting red-purple colour that appeals to me. It shades from a dark grape purple to muted pink colour. I’ve done a quick search on eBay. I found a bottle going at USD$47.

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