INK REVIEW: De Atramentis Jasmine

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 2.31.17 PMDe Atramentis Jasmine is surprising in a number of ways . . .

  • the scent is reminiscent of jasmine
  • the color isn’t very well saturated
  • it writes surprisingly well
  • there is zero water resistance

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I tested this ink in a Lamy Safari with a broad nib and there is some amount of shading going on:

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There are a lot of nice things about this ink. It writes great – no hard starts, no feathering, no bleeding or show through – but I just don’t like it.  The color is nothing special to me and I can’t imagine a situation when I’d want to write in this color.

Having said that, reviews on Goulet Pens are great for Jasmine, though one reviewer said that it bleeds on Filofax paper – good to know.

What do you think?  Love it? Hate it?

Oh, and in case you care about such things – I bought and paid for the sample size of this ink with my own pennies.

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