J Herbin Bottled Scented Ink: These fine and romantic inks are for fountain pens since they are scented and do not contain pigments. When King Louis XIV was 32 years old; HERBIN begun selling sealing wax, fine stationery, inks also imported shellac from India.
J Herbin Bottled Scented Ink
In 1798, Jacques Herbin a 4th generation family member, started production of these fine ink. Through various years of hard work and innovation, the line expanded and new trademarks appeared; These included the Violet Ink, used by the French Third Republic schools, the Pearl of Inks and the Travelers’ Ink. In the days of great industry exhibitions J Herbin, got many awards from London and Paris world fairs
Then and Now
Over the last three centuries, with its large number of shades inspired by the company’s history of sea trips, HERBIN’s aim has remained constant: to ‘give body and color and now fragrance to your thoughts’. HERBIN now produce the Jacques Herbin ink. In addition of a range of fine inks, scented inks and pens,, stationery, and leather accessories specially made for discriminating users.
J. Herbin bottled scented inks, made from floral water -hydrosols- of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets. The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents.
Fashioned with great care, scented inks are also inspired by a tradition that began in Italy in the 19th century. J. Herbin used to collect different scents from the perfume industry and add them to their inks.
Known as “Les Subtiles” -The Subtle-, each ink matches fragrance and color: bleu parfum-lavande; vert parfum-pomme; amber parfum-orange; rouge parfum-rose; and violet parfum-violette
Shake the bottle well before filling the writing instrument. If your pen is inactive for a period of time, we recommend to empty and clean it.