Noodler’s La Reine Mauve

3 Aug

Noodler’s La Reine Mauve, what a fantastic purple ink!

I love this color. I have no idea what took me so long to buy a bottle of it. LRM is a rich, deep, dark purple, and it’s waterproof to boot! What more can a purple lover like me ask for? I’ve been using it everyday for over a month now, and I’m still just as in love with it as I was when I first got it. I highly recommend this ink. It is a win for Noodler’s I assure you.

This ink is quite well behaved. Like all other Noodler’s Eternal/Bulletproof/Warden’s ink lines it will require a little higher maintenance, but nothing beyond an extra rinse here and there. It is quite fast drying, and it can be a hard starter if you leave your pen uncapped. Still, I haven’t had much trouble getting the ink flowing again. It just takes a couple strokes and I’m back in business.

Now, one of the things I really don’t like about this ink is the price. It is about $13 for only 1 ounce of ink. Noodler’s regular like runs about $12 for 3 times as much ink.

The Details:

  • No feathering or bleeding on good quality paper. Can bleed a little on light weight/poor quality papers.
  • Excellent flow (can be a hard starter if the pen is left uncapped) and average to very good lubrication
  • Dries very quickly.
  • No shading whatsoever.
  • Completely waterproof. This is a Noodler’s eternal ink.
  • This ink has a strong chemical smell to it. If you use Noodler’s inks you are very familiar with the smell.
  • Finally, I do experience a bit of line bloat with this ink (same with its cousins Fox Red and Hunter Green).

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6 Responses to “Noodler’s La Reine Mauve”

  1. SheilaM August 3, 2011 at 12:11 PM #

    I agree, what a lovely color! I can’t say I’ve seen it before. Do you have a feel for how it compares to something like C d’A Storm, or J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune?

    • Dizzy Pen August 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM #

      It’s much more saturated than those two, and it’s waterproof. It’s more on the blue side of purple. Think royal purple.

  2. Renard DellaFave August 4, 2011 at 9:53 AM #

    How does it compare with Violet Vote (Iraqui Indigio), which is also supposed to be eternal, and is $18.50 for 3oz. Less bright I think, from the pics on the web.

    • Dizzy Pen August 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM #

      LRM is less bright and much darker.

  3. Pen May 3, 2012 at 2:43 AM #

    Does this color stain the twsbi?

    • Dizzy Pen May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM #

      I haven’t had any problems with it.

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