I have a zillion ink samples and sometimes I know exactly which I want to try next. A couple of weeks ago, though, I was in a funk. I knew I wanted to try a new (to me) ink, but I was feeling ambivalent about exactly which ink to try. Reaching my hand into my samples, I pulled out Private Reserve Arabian Rose.
Flow from the pen is great. No feathering, bleeding, or ghosting on the various decent-quality papers I’ve used over the last couple of weeks.
Water resistance isn’t a big factor in choosing an ink for me – if it is for you, you may want to look elsewhere.
My bottom line? I like it quite a bit. Preferring Yama-budo, this ink isn’t one that I would normally choose for myself, but I will almost certainly use the entire sample without complaint.
All of this makes me wonder – do you prefer the super-bright, in-your-face colors, or something a bit more dusky like this purply color?
Great review! I'm a fan of the dusky colors. Every once in a while, though, I can't resist a bright. I may just have to try Yama-Budo, based on your April review!
Thanks for the review Christine. I am still in search for my perfect purple ink. The shading is a little bit much for my tastes but I think I will try it in a really wet writer and see if I can get more of the dark hue to come out.
Ooh that's an interesting ink. Probably not one I would want in a full bottle, but I think you've convinced me to get a sample. 🙂 Thanks for another great review!
Hey Arlie..thanks for stopping by! Yama-budo is a GREAT ink.
If you're looking for something that is “simply purple,” I really love Noodler's Purple. It's just…purple!
I think that's how I feel about it, Andi. I don't LOVE it…but it's nice! xoxo
Is it ok to travel on both the bright side AND the dark side? I always at least two pens: one with a dark or dusky (water resistant) ink and another with a bright ink. I may have more, but at least two. Right now my two are Noodler's #41 Brown and Diamine Pumpkin.
What a GREAT fall combination!