The Color: This color confuses me. It is almost exactly the same as J. Herbin’s Larmes de Cassis. It has more of a cranberry tinge to it, but my written samples of the colors are almost indistinguishable from each other. I can’t figure it out!
Consistency/On Paper: Fairly wet and consistent, although can sometimes run a little thin. This “thinness” does lead to some excellent shading.
Overall: A very pretty color and a reliable ink. This is another exquisite color that I don’t use enough. More pens, anyone? The photos below show Rouge Opera as written with a J. Herbin glass dip pen as well as an XF nib.
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.