These lightly scented inks are encased in elegant semi-frosted bottles. They 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. 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. Scented inks are inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century.
30 ml bottle
Iron gall ink was an indelible ink used on sailboats from the 12th to the 19th century. It goes down brown and then dries into a dark purply black. It doesn’t fade in the sun or wash away in the spray. J Herbin was a sailor and his first ink recipe was for Iron Gall. His second was called, "La Perle des Encres" (The Jewel of Inks), a recipe brought back on one of his many journey’s to India and refined for years afterwards. It went to market in 1700 and is still in production in France. PH neutral, all natural dyes, water based, fast drying, 30 beautiful, prismatic tones.