J. Herbin Perfumed Ink Set - Five Bottles 10ml

J. Herbin Perfumed Ink Set - Five Bottles 10ml


This lovely little sampler contains five (5) 10ml bottles of scented Fountain Pen/Dip Pen Ink. This Encres Parfumées (Perfumed/Scented Ink) set works wonderfully for glass dip pens and calligraphy fountain pens, as well. What better way to pen your love letters than with scented ink?

These exquisitely charming inks, lightly scented and presented in elegant semi-frosted bottles, are perfect for fountain pens since they are naturally scented and do not contain pigments. J. Herbin scented inks are made from floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets.

Known as “Les Subtiles” (The Subtle), each ink matches fragrance and color.

You'll receive one 10ml bottle of:
• Bleu (Blue)/parfum lavande, (Scent, Lavender) /10
• Vert (Green)/parfum pomme, (Scent, Apple) /34
• Amber (Orange) /parfum orange (Scent, Orange) /41
• Rouge (Red) /parfum rose (Scent, Rose) /68
• Violet (Violet/Purple) /parfum violette (Scent, Violet) /77

While we were creating our swatches, we discovered that these inks have brilliant and vibrant colors. (This ink is professional, artist-grade.) The ink dries to a pleasing matte finish. The colors are rich and gorgeous on the page!

We'd recommend buying this ink for the color more than the scent. (And because you can put it in your fountain pen!) We used a dip calligraphy pen with a Copperplate nib and a glass pen with this ink. Both worked beautifully! It also handles nicely with a paintbrush. In general, these are high quality, all-around colored inks.

As for the scents, they are very strong while you're writing/painting with them, but very light once they dry on the page. We were doing our sampler on Fabriano Hot-Pressed watercolor paper. (Available elsewhere in our shop!)

We've filled one of our fountain pens with the orange ink and it flows very nicely from our fine point pen on smooth paper.

We'll try to describe the scents to you; the Lavender is very lightly scented and smells like a fine Lavender soap. The Green Apple smells rich and slightly spicy. It's a great aroma. The Orange is also cinnamon spiced. Imagine orange tea rather than the scent of an actual orange fruit. The Rose ink smells like fine rose water. They've definitely nailed that one! This one is also our favorite color on the page. It's very deep and saturates nicely. The Violet also smells like fine violet water.

The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents. Fashioned with great care, scented inks are inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century. J. Herbin and other manufacturers used to collect different scents from the perfume industry and add them to their inks.

This quality ink set was manufactured by the French company J. Herbin. Founded in 1670, J. Herbin is the oldest manufacturer of writing ink in the world.

This ink ships via USPS Priority Mail which takes 1 to 3 days in the U.S. We will ship out the following business day from receipt of order.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on art materials like this. If there is something wrong with the item or your order is incorrect, please contact us - we'd be happy to help! Please refer to our shop FAQs before ordering.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 3 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship it out. You can add in the delivery time after you receive an email that your item has shipped.

Smaller items ship via USPS First Class mail which takes up to seven days to the East Coast of the USA. If your item weighs over a pound, it ships via USPS Priority Mail - which takes 1 to 3 days from the day it ships out to arrive within the USA.

We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California.

Reviews (6)


Beautiful scents, I can't wait to play with them!

Awesome ink set and smooth transaction!

Perfect! I find these colors just right.

Great inks

The smell lovely! Not too strong that it's over whelming but enough that it's nicely fragrant.

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