Review: Caran D’Ache Idyllic Blue

My thanks to Glenn for sending me a sample of the ink.

Caran D’Ache Idyllc Blue is a lubricated blue ink that screams corporate to me. It shades a little subtly. Personally, I’m not a fan of straight up blue inks and this qualifies. However don’t let that stop you if you enjoy it.

Caran D’Ache inks are not the most affordable of inks out there. And Idyllic Blue as pretty as it is, isn’t all that unique a shade of blue. So I’ll suggest getting a similar ink instead, unless you want that sweet little ink bottle.

Review: Pen BBS No 178 Rose Quartz

My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

Rose Quartz is a very odd and unique ink. It’s pastel grey-red colour. It goes down more grey than red but eventually drying to a rose colour. It isn’t very bright. It is a shading ink but objectively it is really hard to read against white paper. This is an ink that works best with a wetter ink. Right now this isn’t an ink that is suitable for day to day writing. It feels like it is being undone for the sale of being unique. Personally, I am not a fan.