This is a bright purple ink when wet. Once it dries, it’s colour changes to a lavender hue. It’s very similar to Sailor Bungbox L’Amant when wet and when it’s dry it looks similar to Sailor Jentle Fuji Musmume. This is quite a deceptive ink. I feel a little cheated because of this. OMAS Purple is more blue than red. It shades slightly though this depends on the paper you use. There is almost no shading when I use it on my TWSBI note book.