The color is quit distinctive. Not to shiny. But it is a nice deep purple. I think it can be used for businesspeople. The ink has a very nice shading.
The ink just flows very fine in a Lamy Safari (fine). It also does the job just fine in a Montblanc 146 (fine nib). It writes smooth and dries quickly on Moleskine paper. On Rhodia it dries even faster. The ink does on Moleskine paper a little bit of feathering. But don't let that stands in the way of buying this great ink. The feathering is very minimal. In combination with Lamy Safari the ink does not bleedtrough the Moleskine paper.
In the written report I wrote:
"Monday, september 7, 2009
I filled a Lamy Safari with Caran 'd Ache Storm.
I like this color because of it's deep purple thundercloudish haze.
The ink feathers a little bit on this Moleskine paper. Not so much that it becomes irritating.
The color has nice shading, and does not bleedthrough this Molesskine paper. Even on Moleskine paper this ink dries (misspelled on paper ;-D) fast. The color is very distinctive.
Great ink, nice bottle!
Yes this ink can be given the label Moleskinefriendly-fountainpen-ink. Their are some very tiny spots that bleedtrough. But writing on the other site does not make a mess of the pages.
Caran d’Ache inks: all the colours of the Earth
Caran d’Ache is drawing on its expertise and mastery of colour to offer all lovers of handwriting a collection of inks in nine original tints. Caran d’Ache inks offer the natural colours of the earth in a rich assortment that ranges from sombre to tender to vivacious. They are a source of inspiration, expressing a mood, adding an emotional dimension to words, or marking a special moment. With nine original, bright tints, each feeling finds its own nuance and the pen plays in perfect harmony.