The Diamine Inkvent calendar is an advent calendar with 24 tiny (12ml) bottles of fountain pen ink behind 24 doors, and a larger, 30ml, bottle of ink behind the 25th door. All the inks are limited edition, and, at the moment, only available through this calendar.
Day 5’s ink is Diamine Harmony, a standard ink in lavender (i.e. light, slightly pinkish-grey purple). As with all the Inkvent inks so far it’s far from what I’d expect to find in this calendar, and it’s elusive to photograph.
Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Harmony. It’s a pinkish-grey purple with a lot of beautiful shading. It goes down slightly bluish on the page and then dries to a lavender colour. A really interesting ink.
I used a Lamy Lx Palladium with a fine nib to test this ink out.
I drew the view of the Mediterranean from one of my morning walks to test this ink out. The photo doesn’t do this ink justice – it’s a more vibrant and less grey than it appears here. Diamine Harmony shades beautifully even in a fine nibbed pen. It’s a shade lighter than Diamine Seize the Night, and it doesn’t have the shimmer or the sheen of that ink, which makes it distinct enough from the other purple Inkvent calendar ink.
This was drawn on a Kanso Sasshi 3.5” x 5.5” Tomoe River Paper notebook (the notebooks I have were bought in 2016, and so they contain the old Tomoe River paper).
Finally, I wrote a page in my Midori Journal:
Diamine Harmony is very deserving of the name, and a lovely shade of lavender that I plan on adding to my ink stock. Is it the right ink to include in a Christmas themed advent calendar? I’m not so sure, but then again, it’s an interesting and optimistic colour, so I’m very happy that it’s there.