Ink Review: Apricot, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection

Sailor Apricot Bottle The first thing I thought, when I saw the Apricot ink in the bottle was “Edelstein Mandarin.” After I’d written with the Apricot I thought “This is what Edelstein Mandarin should have been.” Don’t get me wrong, I like the Mandarin but it’s just not Mandarin, which are delicate and sweet and a lighter orange than the ink  - in just the same way that this ink is more mandarin than it is the colour of apricots. Whatever it is called, I adore this colour, it’s sits perfectly between Edelstein Mandarin and Diamine’s Sunshine and is spookily close to the Rhodia orange, which is nice for days when I’m feeling a touch OCD and want to match my ink to my bloc pad or Webbie.

All the Sailor Limited Edition Jentle inks feel silky in my test pen (Lamy Joy with Medium nib), and show little, if any, feathering on the Clairefontaine, 80gsm, white vellum of the Rhodia Bloc pad I used for the tests.

Because my writing is not the best, the comparison inks listed are: Edelstein Mandarin; Diamine Sunshine Yellow and; J. Herbin Orange Indien.

Sailor Apricot