Montblanc Ladies Edition Pearl
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rumor has it that Ladies prefer Pearls.
Montblanc Ladies Edition Pearl was released in conjunction with a Marilyn Monroe inspired pen. The pearl pink is mean to reflect her iconic pearl necklace, and the pen has a pearl adorning its clip. The ink comes in Montblanc’s 50ml glass square bottle as well as short international cartridges. The ink is a fun bubblegum pink. This review was done with a Platinum 3776 F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Montblanc Pearl is a blush pink that is lightly saturated. In a fine nib, it appears very light but is still readable. With a broader nib, there is no issue with legibility. The ink shades from a light rose pink to a flamingo. At its darkest the ink gets is a traditional bubblegum color.
Like other Montblanc ink, Pearl behaved wonderfully. It had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. As mentioned, the ink has low saturation, but it is only an issue with an extra fine or fine nib. Shading is moderate with a broader nib and the ink had good dry times at 15-25 seconds. The ink was not water resistant but cleanup was easy.
Montblanc Ladies Edition Pearl is the perfect color for spring. The light pastel pink is delicate, but the color still has lots of character. While Montblanc might seem a bit stuck in the 1950’s by calling a pastel pink ink a “Ladies Edition,” it certainly fits with the Marilyn Monroe mystique. For added fun, pair it with JFK Navy Blue.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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