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?