Lamy Dark Lilac has become one of those iconic inks, so when Lamy released Lamy Azurite, I was excited to try it out and see if it’s anywhere near Dark Lilac. As soon as I swabbed it I knew it was way too blue to be similar to Dark Lilac, but I still wanted to play with it. The ink retails for $16 per 30ml bottle.
Azurite is a bright blue violet, a “blurple” if you will.
In large swabs there is lots of bright green sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in most nib sizes.
I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Purple Cosmos with a zoom nib on Tomoe River paper. I managed to snag this pen on sale with a coupon and couldn’t resist it. It’s one of those pens I told myself I didn’t need, and then regretted not getting it. It’s beautiful in person, and has a fat juicy nib. The ink had an average flow. (Yes, I mislabeled the ink in the picture).
Overall, I like the color, and there is lots of green sheen, but there’s a bit more bleeding than I prefer.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.