I officially have a really bad case of completionism (which apparently is not a word in the dictionary but should be!). After missing out on several of the colors in the original release of the Sailor Jentle Four Seasons set, I bought all the colors in the second release as soon as they were available and when it was announced that Sailor was re-releasing the original series, I bought them all, even the colors I already had — just in case the colors might have shifted or changed.
For the record, they have not.
I had a bottle of the ever-coveted Apricot, Yama-Dori, and Grenade and the new bottle colors are identical. Those are also three of the most popular colors so I am glad to report that if you missed out in the first batch, you can happily buy the re-release and bask in the sheen-y glory!
Last week I made a few quick little videos on Instagram to show some of the sheen and compare colors. Which do you like better?
Sailor Jentle Irori and Sailor Jentle Grenade 2017. Both of these inks sheen like crazy. Grenade is a lot more wine colored. Irori is more orange red. For the record, every paper we tried for the Col-o-ring Ink Testing Books was tested with Irori. Every paper we tried had to show the sheen of Irori or it failed. It was my personal litmus test so when the books were finally printed it was one of the last inks I actually swatched because I kind of had Irori burnout. #coloringinktestingbook @andersonpens
Sailor Jentle Ultramarine 2017 and Fuji-musume. I didn't think this would be a fair comparison but the ultramarine is actually much more violet than I remembered. And damn! that sheen! The Fuji-musume is more violet in writing and shades more with no discernible sheen but otherwise a close comparison. #coloringinktestingbook @andersonpens
Some colors I had not seen before but knew other people loved. I’m pretty much in ink heaven. All Sailor Jentle inks are available from Anderson Pens, $18-$25 per bottle.
I tried to do a video of these two colors but the Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari kept blowing out the camera sensor. Too bright to exist in nature. Sailor Jentle Sky High is also a bit too vivid and dense to be believed. While these aren't a fair comparison from the two ranges of Jentle lines, these are the two blues offered. Sky high has a red sheen around the edges. Yuki-akari is just a glorious shading turquoise. #coloringinktestingbook @andersonpens