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.
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.