Sailor Jentle Apricot


Sailor Jentle Apricot is one of the six original Sailor inks that were re-released in 2017. I got mine from Anderson Pens. When the original six were re-released, Apricot sold out so fast that I didn't get a bottle, I had to wait for them to restock it before I could get one. 

The bottle is 50ml of ink. As I talked about in my review of Sailor Jentle Peche, which you can find here, I don't love this bottle. 

The color...

This ink is a beautiful orange, ranging from yellow orange to red orange. There is shading and a little bit of silver sheen when the ink is concentrated. Seasonally, I think this would be a summer ink. 

On Rhodia paper, the ink behaves well, low show through, no bleeding and no feathering. 

On Tomoe River paper, (Nanami Crossfield notebook), the ink looks amazing. There is medium show through, no bleeding, and no feathering. On the swab and on the writing you can see that little bit of silver on the edges. Tomoe River is the only of the four papers that show the silver sheen. 

On Leuchtturm 1917 paper, the ink shows a little shading but no sheen. There is no feathering or bleeding and medium show through. 

On Baron Fig Askew paper, there is no feathering or bleeding, and low show through. I'm amazed that this paper handled the ink better than the Leuchtturm 1917 paper did. 

Similar inks...

I would say the closest ink to Apricot is Akkerman #16 Oranje Boven. It doesn't have the silver sheen that Apricot does, but it shows similar tone and saturation. 


This quote was done on Tomoe River paper with a water brush, Noodler's Ahab, and Lamy Al-Star medium nib. 

Overall, I really love this ink. I'm not usually fond of oranges, but I really like this one. The ink is very smooth and has a gorgeous silver sheen on Tomoe River paper. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all opinions are my own. Below is a link to where you can find the Rhodia notebook I use for reviews.