amethyst, blackcurrant, moondust – inks for poetry

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.

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7 Responses to amethyst, blackcurrant, moondust – inks for poetry

  1. Great post. I love Pousierre de Lune, but I see I not have more Herbin inks to add to my list :-)

  2. Lexi0514 says:

    Lovely!! My favorite colors. I love the Amazing Amethyst.
    Beautiful doodles……

  3. inkophile says:

    Great review! I love your sample page.

    Of the three I like Poussiere de Lune the best both for color and usefulness. It’s been a staple in my rotation for ten years so you know I’m hooked. Amethyst is too gray and Cassis too pink for regular use but both are fun on occasion.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’m a no-pink-never person, too, although I’m *starting* to be able to appreciate pinks sometimes, as well. Still, of the three of these inks I definitely like the two purple ones the best! I think I bought the Poussiere de Lune once, but my brother accidentally stole it. I’ll get a chance to try it at some point. Great colors altogether.

  5. Gentian says:

    Those are pretty! I like Poussiere de Lune a lot. I haven’t tried the other two. I really like the look of them. I do have an amethyst watercolour paint. It is made with real amethyst and I love it!

  6. Rodney says:

    Very nice! If I buy every nice ink I see, I will have more inks than I do pens!

    • dandelion says:

      Thanks! I feel exactly the same – that is why I’ve begun to prefer small ink bottles…

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