Love letters with J. Herbin

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Having the range of J.Herbin scented fountain pen inks in stock, a customer recently asked how long the aroma lasted and would the recipient be as enamoured with the aroma as the author.  Frankly, we were slightly stumped to answer this question!

Nothing else to do but write a love letter to my darling wife (and co-director).  Using a Lamy Linea fountain pen with 1.5mm calligraphy nib loaded with J. Herbin violet scented ink, and G. Lalo Verge de France note-paper – only the best, I penned a suitably romantic note and sealed it with a loving kiss (SWALK). During the writing, the violet aroma which permeated the room was pleasant without being overpowering and the ink colour, unlike my handwriting, was good and consistent.

The completed love letter was duly sealed and sent by second class post on a Friday arriving Monday morning.  On opening, my wife fully appreciated the sentiment but with no trace of any scent.  Debate answered with sadness (DAWS)


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