Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ink Shot Review: Abraxas Orange of Switzerland @laywines

Laywine's is carrying a new ink line from Switzerland - Abraxas Inks! They come in cute little bottles with corks and wax seals. The four inks I have tested are all scented, and there are many more colours in the lineup. You can contact Laywine's for more details or to purchase your own. They're premium inks with a hefty price tag of $29.00 CAD + applicable taxes.

Abraxas Inks describe these inks as the Classic Line, available in many colors - some are safe for fountain pens and others are not. These ones are! Thanks to Laywines for sending this for review!
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ABOUT

Ink Shot Review Abraxas Orange of Switzerland @laywines 4
Color: Orange
Bottle: 30 ml
Price: $29.00 CAD + tax
Where to buy: Laywines

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PROS 

  • Beautiful and classic orange color.
  • I have not experienced nib creep so far.
  • Well behaved.
  • Shades well.
  • Light scent is a treat - it's not gross and it doesn't stick in your pens long after cleaning. 
  • Very elegant presentation! Classy as heck.
  • What a gorgeous gift this would be, both for a friend and for yourself!
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CONS

  • Pretty expensive for such a small bottle.
  • Cork is a pain to replace once you have uncorked it.
  • Bottle mouth is not very wide so it can be difficult to fill larger pens from. 

OVERALL

The trend here with these inks is they are pretty classic, standard colors - at least the four I have - so they're quite nice, pretty, gorgeous presentation, but they have not yet given me the WOW! These inks are premium, spoil-yourself inks, with their classy presentation, light scents, and hefty price tag. The bottles themselves are not ideal for filling from, especially if you have larger pens. It's sort of a silly ink in terms of price and practicality, but it's always fun to try new inks. I think this would be an excellent gift or treat, but not a daily use ink based on the price and bottle size.











I received this item/these items free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

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