This bottle of Encres Parfumées (Perfumed/Scented Ink) works wonderfully for glass dip pens, calligraphy pens and fountain pens. This listing is for one, 1oz bottle of Lavender Scented Ink, (Encre Perfum Lavende) from French company J. Herbin.
This exquisitely charming ink is lightly scented and presented in an elegant bottle, is perfect for fountain pens since it is naturally scented and does not contain pigments. The bottle has a built in pen rest and a wide bottom so that it won't tip when you're refilling or dipping your pen.
J. Herbin scented inks are made from floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets. (You can purchase a sampler set of 10ml bottles elsewhere in the Ink section of our shop.)
Known as “Les Subtiles” (The Subtle), this ink matches fragrance and color.
• Bleu (Blue)/parfum lavande, (Scent, Lavender)
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, this is high quality, all-around colored ink.
As for the scent, it is strong while you're writing/painting, but very light once it dries on the page. We were doing our sampler on Fabriano Hot-Pressed watercolor paper. (Available elsewhere in our shop!)
We'll try to describe the scent to you; the Lavender is very lightly scented and smells like a fine Lavender soap.
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 was manufactured by the French company J. Herbin. Founded in 1670, J. Herbin is the oldest manufacturer of writing ink in the world.
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.
1-2 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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
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!
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!
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