Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I bought the De Atramentis Havanna Ink thinking I could us it to make my brown inks warmer, and finally got around to swatching it for a review. And I put De Atramentis Caramel next to it for a comparison, thinking the latter would be darker. What a surprise! Athough this picture isn't the best of the ones I took, the entire paper is in sunlight and you can see the swatches entirely in natural light. If there is a difference between Havanna and Caramel, I can't see it. All writing is in Havanna, usng a Hero 266 fine nib. I love the color, which is a good thing as I now have two versions of it--one scented, one plain ink. If this color is of interest to you but you don't want to buy a scented ink, then Havanna is for you and it's $1.50 less than Caramel. I wonder if there are other De Atramentis duplicates, one scented, higher cost ink and one plain lower cost ink?