Three pink-purplish-lilac favourites: J Herbin Larmes de Cassis, J Herbin Poussière de Lune and Diamine Amazing Amethyst. LdC – tears of the cassis/blackcurrant is a marvellous blueberry-with-milk coloured, dark, faded pink. And the name is poetry in itself – tears of the black currant – couldn’t resist that and am happy that I fell for the temptation.
The PdL is a muted, greyish purple – with a beautiful shading. Diamine’s Amazing Amethyst is similar to the PdL, but more intense, darker with less red hues. Unfortunately the Amethyst is almost impossible to capture in a photo and it is closer to the Moon Dust than the photo shows . All three are perfect for letter writing (beware pen friends who doesn’t like pink – I was one of the no-pink-nevers until I realized that there is some beautiful pink inks out there), journalling and poetry.