Caveat: this year’s Inkvent appears to have elusive ink colours. I suggest reading my description of the inks and not going by the photos alone, and comparing my results with those of other reviewers.
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 8’s ink is Diamine Raspberry Rose, a dusky pink/burgundy standard ink that isn’t exactly bright and cheery, but does seem to fit the winter theming well.
A standard ink with plenty of shading, as you’ll see.
Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Raspberry Rose. I’ve still not figured my lighting situation fully, so the swab is a shade lighter than it is in real life.
I used a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac with a medium nib to test this ink out.
I decided to do a quick sketch of rose to test out Diamine Raspberry Rose, and the photo bellow captures the colour pretty well. It’s a very wine coloured ink, and it shades very well, especially on Tomoe River paper.
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:
If I didn’t have a bottle of Diamine Amaranth I would consider buying a full bottle of Raspberry Rose. It’s a lovely, rich, deep burgundy colour that is really winter appropriate, even though it’s not the brightest of shades.