Review: J. Herbin Vert Olive Ink

J. Herbin Vert Olive Fountain Pen Ink

Green is my favorite color, if you haven’t guessed already, and yellow-greens like lime, avocado and olive are my favorite, favorite greens. So, it was only a matter of time until I broke down and purchased the J. Herbin Vert Olive ($9 per bottle or $6 for a tin of six cartridges) which appears to be right in my color “sweet spot.” I was hesitant though because I’ve had a long string of not-quite-right green pens in my life and I was really hoping I wouldn’t end up with a whole bottle of disappointment.

J. Herbin Vert Olive Fountain Pen Ink Writing Sample

When I was finally brave enough to uncap the bottle, I was pleasantly surprised. In the swab test, the color looks a little pale, like a lemon-lime Kool-Aid but when I filled my TWSBI Mini and actually wrote with it, it ended up being a more concentrated lime-peel green. It absolutely glided out of my pen and while it was a little lighter when wet, it darkened as it dried.

I think Vert Olive and I are going to have a long, happy life together.

What’s your favorite color and have you found the perfect fountain pen ink in that color?

Written by

0 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Doesn’t it remind you of pickle juice? Or olives? Or baby green grass? When I was sixteen everything had to be green. Green shoes, binder, coat, dresses, pens, hair clips . . . Now I love where I live because it’s green almost year round. I ordered that very green from J. Herbin. So beautiful.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.