Ancient Charm October

  • Colour: Teal green with gold.
  • Special Attributes:
    • Shade: Oh yes very much.
    • Sheen: Red sheen in puddles.
    • Shimmer: Gold shimmer.
  • Watercolour Usage: Water softens it to a nice blue, but just a little water goes a long way! It takes restraint to water it down to the lightest shade.
  • Harkens to Mind: Traffic lights in winter.
  • Similar to: I think we can all agree that it is very similar to Herbin Èmeraude de Chivor.
  • Expense: $6/18ml is what it was, but I don’t see it for sale in the US or Europe as of 2023.
  • Example: Madame Wellington Koo (Oei Hui-lan).

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Writing Sample


Though it’s similar to everyone’s favourite Herbin ink, the shimmer is much lighter and there seems to be a lot more of it. So it can bring much more glimmer, and it’s much wetter than EDC. The red sheen is far less prominent as well, which is a bonus for me. Unfortunately, I cannot find this ink anymore as of 2023.

I don’t know why I always want to call it Ancient Song. Sorry.

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