J Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink Review

The J Herbin Caroube de Chypre is definitely one of the most unique ink colors that I’ve seen.  I wouldn’t ever think about writing with this ink but the fine folks over at Pen Chalet had sent me a sample to review and I’m sure glad they did.  Note that my review remains objective.

The newest J. Herbin 1670 ink, Caroube de Chypre, comes in a nice elegant glass bottle and a white box with a simple design. The square bottle has a nice clean look allowing you to see the ink inside. There’s even a wax seal on the bottle adding to the nice design.

J Herbin Caroube de Chypre

J Herbin Caroube de Chypre

After unboxing the J Herbin Caroube de Chypre, I filled up my Lamy Safari  and gave it a test drive. The nice neutral brown color is quite nice.  It is definitely not your basic black or blue fountain pen ink.  The brown chocolaty color has a rich and clean shading making it look very elegant and sophisticated.  I really like the way the ink quietly pops on paper.  The ink flows nicely and enjoyable to write and not overly wet.


If you are looking for a ink with a classical shading, I would recommend the J Herbin Caroube de Chypre.