Ready for a Benu Minima fountain pen review with one of our guest reviewers? We’re excited for you to get to know this pen a little better. But first, let’s get to know our guest reviewer a bit.
Today’s Guest Reviewer: Melyssa Naujoks
Melyssa Naujoks (aka @mel.naujoks) is a journaler, reviewer, and fountain pen fan, and if you’ve read any of our past reviews from this particular avid writer and artist you know she’s always on the hunt for the perfect purple ink. Her quest intrigues us and we check back in regularly to see which purple ink she is befriending at the moment, and to admire her latest sketch or journal page.
The Benu Minima Fountain Pen Review: First Look
Melyssa’s response to her first look at the Benu Minima Purple Flame when unboxing the fountain pen: “Oh dear am I in love? Possibly. The Benu Minima in purple flame. Isn’t it pretty? Of course I’m a little biased because…well, it’s purple and if you didn’t already know, purple is my favorite color.
The Benu Minima Purple Flame: First Impression
Melyssa’s first impression of the pen was, “I really love that it’s a little more subtle than a lot of other Benu colors. Yes, it’s still sparkly and colorful, but it doesn’t quite hit you the way some of the other colors do. Although I’m still a fan of the over the top colors, too.” We also overheard Melyssa telling someone debating the purchase of a Benu pen that you can’t go wrong with Benu – she absolutely loves them and “all the sparkles!”
The Benu Minima Fountain Pen in Purple Flame Review: The Nib
We sent Melyssa a Benu Minima fountain pen in Purple Flame fitted with a Broad nib. What was her response to putting this beauty to the page? “I feel like I’ve been missing out on using Benu broad nibs until this moment. It’s so smooth.”
Finding the Perfect Ink for the Benu Minima Purple Flame Fountain Pen:
We can’t not include Melyssa’s quest to pair the perfect with her Benu Minima. Here are a few she tried out: Diamine Winter Miracle, Diamine Grape, Diamine Lilac Satin, Colorverse Hayabusa 54 (shimmer), Robert Oster Black Violet, and Ferris Wheel Press Stroke of Midnight. She was leaning towards Robert Oster Black Violet and Diamine Lilac Satin as her favorite inks for this pen, and thought the Lilack Satin matched the glitter in the pen perfectly.
FAQ: How Big is the Benu Minima in Comparison to Other Pens?
Interested in seeing how the Benu Minima stacks up size-wise against other Benu pens and other common fountain pens you might be more familiar with? Melyssa made that easy in her video where she lays the Benu Minima in Purple Flame out alongiside the Benu Briolette, the Benu Supreme, and then a few other common (and very popular) fountain pens names you’re probably familiar with – check it out:
Melyssa’s Conclusions: Benu Minima Purple Flame Fountain Pen Review
The highlights for Melyssa were obvious: the beautiful purple flame color, and the smooth as butter broad nib. What do you love about Benu pens? Have you tried the Benu Minima fountain pen? Find your next (or first) Benu fountain pen at PenChalet.com.