Purple Rain is a dark purple with lots of gold sheen.
In large swabs you can see plenty of dark gold sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the large nib sizes.
I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Purple Cosmos with a zoom nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I found it pretty well behaved for the amount of sheen it has, no problems with smearing. It’s nice to see a purple ink with tons of sheen, most of the recent super sheeny inks have all been blue or teal. I didn’t have any problems cleaning this ink out, much easier than some of the other sheeny inks I’ve tried.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.