I received this ink as a gift and have been using it ever since. It is an absolutely fabulous ink not to mention the incredibly functional MB ink bottle! I find this ink to be smooth writing and very well behaved. I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for a dark purple that is on the red side of the spectrum instead of the blue/grey side!
Very good saturation, excellent flow and good lubrication.
Average to quick drying time at about 5 secs.
No feathering and little bleed through (none on good quality paper).
There is some observable shading especially with a wet writer on a coated paper like Rhodia.
No ink build up, staining, or clogging.
If you are a lefty overwriter you might experience some smearing.
There is no offending odor.
This color is a little harmer in tone than it appears in this photo. Some of it’s subtle red undertones are missing, but this is still a fair representation.