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.
I have been away for a while so no recent posts and the amount of ink I have just keeps creeping up so I thought I would review two inks today both said to be petrol but quite different colours.
This is the ink I used for June 5th or day five of the #30inks30days challenge and right at the outset I need to declare I love this ink, it is a bright bold purple. I think it is the purple I have been looking everywhere for and I intend to buy more. This ink was released late in 2017, it is a limited edition ink from the Mont Blanc great character series, despite it being a limited edition ink it still available just about everywhere I look. As there is no Mont Blanc shop in NZ I have taken to buying directly from their online shop.
This is the ink I used for day four of the recent #30inks30days challenge and yes this is an expensive ink – NZ$61 for 50ml if I buy it in Australia and NZ$58 - $64.50 for 50ml in the USA. No matter where it’s bought its >$1 a ml. I start by moaning about the price because this is my first truly disappointing ink purchase. I saw a number of posts on Instagram and it always looked so vibrant and a shader but in real life without the filters……
This ink has been around since 2015 but it wasn’t until 2017 that I finally treated myself to a Mont Blanc pen buying a Blue Hour Le Grand. Of course by then the limited edition ink released when the pen was released was no longer available – I was in blissful ignorance. Recently a fountain pen-pal offered me some ink samples which included this ink, I snapped up the opportunity to try the ink in the pen of the same name.