This ink is a collaboration between Mont Blanc and James Purdey & Sons the very very expensive British bespoke sporting guns and rifles. I was not sure how guns would link to a a cigar. However, the last collaboration was ‘single malt’ and I do get the link between a single malt and a cigar. I bought this ink from Appelboom in the Netherlands – they were $20 cheaper a bottle than buying directly from Mont Blanc.
Mont Blanc have released four inks in the Petit Prince range. Some might argue only three, this ink, sand of the desert (brown) and the recently released Petit Prince and planet (rose burgundy). I say four as I include the Homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Encre du Desert ink as de Saint-Exupéry wrote Le Petit Prince.
I was given this ink when I bought my first Mont Blanc pen. I was offered a bottle of any ink I would like and in those days I played it safe so chose this as I thought it would be useful. I haven’t used it since I got it and then again today. Royal blue is one of the standard Mont Blanc inks.
The latest release from Mont Blanc in their Homage series is Homage to Moctezuma 1. The ink is lovely unlike the LE pens they have released alongside the ink – I think you would have to be a big Mont Blanc fan to like them.
The two inks I am going to review here are from cartridges not bottled ink. I bought the cartridges when I bought my first Mont Blanc pen – thinking I wouldn’t need that much ink as I couldn’t use it all so cartridges were better than bottles. Ha ha ha to me, in the 5 years since I bought the pen my ink collection has exploded. It led to me completely forgetting I had these cartridges until I had a big ink ‘sort-out’ late last year.
This ink is a collaboration between Mont Blanc and James Purdey & Sons the very very expensive British bespoke sporting guns and rifles maker. I was not sure how guns would link to a single malt but according to Mont Blanc this scented ink is inspired by single malt whiskey and the post-hunting ritual.
A mouthful of a name for an ink! Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, Comte de Saint-Exupéry, (29/06/1900 – 31/07/1944) was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator. Aviation was his first love and he wrote about it e.g. Wind, Sand and Stars but for most he is best known for his book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince).
This is the first of the Mont Blanc writers edition inks I have used. The writers edition series began in 1992 with the Shakespeare pen. Since then pens have continued to be released in tribute to writers whose works have become part of world literature. There has not always been a limited edition ink released with the pens and if there is it may not be in the same year e.g. Shakespeare pen in 1992 and the ink in 2016. This year it was the turn of Rudyard Kipling to be honoured.