Waterman Serenity Blue Ink Review18 August 2015
Waterman Serenity Blue is one of those inks with a reputation. It’s well known for being one of the safest inks there is, recommended for use in the most delicate of vintage pens.
As far as its colour goes, it’s a nice royal blue, which isn’t to my taste (reminds me too much of school).
Here I am doodling the Inkling.
You can find some more reviews of Waterman Serenity Blue on Pennaquod.
I still can’t help thinking of it as “Florida Blue” 🙂
This is one of those inks I’ve never had a bottle of (the packs of cartridges are always on offer in Auchan, and I’ve accumulated enough to build a small fort out of the boxes) but use quite a bit. I don’t like it as much as Waterman’s Blue/black, or Havana Brown (…or violet, or Turquoise, for that matter) but it’s a nice, safe choice for correspondence, and I’ve not used a pen yet that doesn’t get on with it.
Despite that damning with faint praise, It’s one of those inks everyone should have knocking around, I think, and I’d go further and say that it’s worth keeping one pen inked with it.
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This (well, Florida Blue) is the first bottle of ink I ever bought, along with a bottle of Havana Brown. It was the 1990s and I had just bought my first fountain pen, a Waterman Phileas (I still love that pen). I didn’t know anyone who used a fountain pen and I kind of thought maybe you had to use the same brand ink as your pen.
You’re right that it’s not a breathtaking color, but it’s a nice solid blue that isn’t blue/black. I still like it and Havana Brown a lot.