I love pink. What can I say?
The Color: Rose Tendresse is a perfect, feminine, light bubblegum pink. It’s soft and girly, just as pink should be.
On Paper: Somewhat wet, with lovely subtle shading.
Consistency: Saturated, yet gentle, like all other Herbin inks. I first tried Rose Tendresse in a Reform 1745 and it was VERY dry. I now have it loaded in my pink Esterbrook (!) and have used it with a 2314-M nib and a modified 1555 Gregg nib. Rose Tendresse flows extremely well from both of these nibs, which makes me think the Reform might have been the problem instead of the ink in my first trial.
Other Considerations: Rose Tendresse translates to rose tenderness. Just another reflection of this ink’s soft and feminine qualities.
Overall: Another favorite from J. Herbin.
Purchasing and Pricing: A 30mL bottle runs between $7-10 depending on the retailer and is available at most online retailers catering to fountain pen and ink users.