Goulet Pens brought out all the “May Flowers” to contrast last month’s “April Showers” with an array of brightly colored and scented inks for this month’s Ink Drop. My favorite is Elderberries from De Atramentis which smells lightly floral-y but makes me want to say “and your mother’s smells of elderberries” every time I see the ink. The color is a deep burgundy red.
This month I used a stiff metal dip nib as well as swabs for a different look and hopefully a lot less feathering and bleeding. I don’t think most fountain pen inks were designed to withstand the abuses of a super-flexible dip nib.
The other colors this month were:
- De Atramentis Rose (which smells just like red roses, a deep rosy pink color)
- De Atramentis Hyacinth (pretty light floral fragrance and a purplish blue color)
- Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu (which translates to “Japanese Beautyberry” and is a vivid purple)
- Diamine Meadow (bright spring grass green)