BunguBox LAmant Ink Bottle

Bungubox L’Amant Ink

Bungubox L’Amant Ink is one of the 11 Bungubox fountain pen inks we currently have available for sale. Bungubox inks, which are made by Sailor Pen Company, previously exclusively for Bungubox Pen Store in Japan, have just been released to America. Bungubox inks are fantastic inks that have come with lots of fanfare to our shores since being released. Bungubox inks, also known as “Bung Box inks” have wonderful characteristics. They are very gentle on fountain pens and are known for their fantastic shading and sheening.

Bungubox L’Amant ink lives up to the hype. The ink is a wonderful bright vibrant purple. The name, L’Amant, comes from the verbal expression of love and the purple color has been inspired by religious vestments.

During our review of the Bungubox L’Amant ink, we found a significant amount of shading, even using a glass dip pen. There was also a slight bit of green/gold sheening during the cotton swab test. Different paper and different nib sizes and wetness will continue to modify and expand upon our review results.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Bungubox L’Amant Ink we used for this review.

unguBox LAmant Ink Review

unguBox LAmant Ink Review

We noticed the following characteristics while testing Bungubox L’Amant ink that we hope you may find useful:

Testing Factors

For our review of Bungubox L’Amant ink we used French made Rhodia dot pad paper with a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen, which has a tip that is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Bungubox L’Amant ink, as do all Bungubox inks, comes in a the standard Sailor shaped 50 ml. glass bottle. The cylindrical bottle has a great shape that can be placed on its side to obtain those last few drops of ink. Furthermore, each Bungubox ink bottle comes with an internal ink reservoir, allowing the writer to easily fill his or her fountain pen. The Bungubox ink box, however is not a standard Sailor sized box. It is much taller, due to having a built in and ingenious cardboard “cushion” which is designed to help protect the ink bottle during storage and or shipping.


Bungubox inks are at the top end of the ink price spectrum and retail for $43.00 per bottle. Because it is such an extraordinary ink, the higher price has not stopped consumers from picking up a bottle .

Dry Time

During our review of Bungubox L’Amant ink we found a dry time of approximately 6 seconds using Rhodia paper with a dip pen. This is certainly quick enough for everyday use both at home or in the office.

Bleed Through

We experienced absolutely no bleeding during our review of Bungubox L’Amant ink, even during the cotton swab test.


During our review of Bungubox L’Amant ink we did not notice any feathering during normal use. During the water test, at the very wettest points there was some line distortion and feathering.

Water Test

Bungubox L’Amant ink is not a waterproof ink, but stood up well to the water test. The lines remained pretty clean and distinct except at the wettest points. There was significant color smear during the water test, which is typical with bright vibrant colors such as L’Amant.


Shading is where Bungubox inks excel and L’Amant has lived up to the hype. The shading is fantastic, with a light purple-pink color to a deep violet and all the shades in between. We found significant shading, even using the glass dip pen, which has very little line variation ability. We also noticed a small bit of green-gold sheen at the wettest points of the cotton swab test. On paper that sheens well, such as Tome River paper, you will experience even more.

In Conclusion

Bungubox L’Amant ink is just one of many Bungubox inks that have hit the US market. They are expensive, but have wonderful shading and sheening traits, quick dry time and are pretty exclusive in the United States. Bungubox inks are easy and safe to use on all your fountain pens, they come in a protective unique cardboard box and is just cool to answer the question, what brand of ink is that? “Why it’s a Bung Box ink”. We are an authorized American retailer of Bungubox inks and are ready to ship your bottle to you today.

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Angelina Hernandez
5 years ago

Omg! How beautiful of a color! Good luck to everyone !

Andrew J Mulnix
5 years ago

I’d like to see some Kyoto inks reviewed. I like the bottle and art, but the purple isn’t my shade. =)

Timothy Greathouse
5 years ago

Bungu Box makes really great inks! Love the color!

5 years ago

Lovely color!

matthew fitzgerald
5 years ago

This must be the official color of pre-teen daughters.

Geoffrey Dunn
5 years ago

Thank you fo another great review! This looks like a wonderful ink and I’d love to try it. I very much appreciate the opportunity to win this!!!

Liz Domino
5 years ago

Great color! I’d love to see more reviews of the more expensive inks you carry, the Bungubox, Caran d’Ache Chromatics, Nagasawa Kobe, and Stipula. I’d be less anxious to committing to the cost of the ink if it’s been reviewed.

Thomas D Blanchard
5 years ago

I enjoy inks that sheen most of all. My favorite ink is probably Sailor Jentle Yama-dori Ink.

Sakshi Reddy
5 years ago

This is such a beautiful, beautiful ink

5 years ago

That’s a very nice purple. I’ve never tried this brand but it looks like I might have to. Thank you for the review.

5 years ago

I’m not usually a fan of purple, but that is a beautiful ink!

Amy R
5 years ago

This is a particularly beautiful purple!

nergihan yeşilyurt
5 years ago

I love purple, Bungu Box makes really great inks! Thanks great review.

5 years ago

My current favorite ink is Diamine Sherwood Green. I’m a sucker for greens. I’m looking to branch out, though, and purples aren’t an ink color I’ve attempted yet.

5 years ago

Gorgeous! Have you done Robert Oster Sublime?

Alexis Morelos
5 years ago

This is a really lovely purple. Definitely would like to have a bottle.

Sara garcia
5 years ago

Oh my god, this color is gorgeous!

5 years ago

It would be nice to see a review of Bung Box Sweet Potato Purple Ink

5 years ago

Lovely shade of purple!

5 years ago

I would love to try this purple. Right now my favorite is Dr Atramentis Aubergine

Cheryl Gebhart
5 years ago

This is one of my favorite samples – I would LOVE to win the bottle!!

5 years ago

I’m surprised that of all the thinks I’ve tried, Bungubox is not one I have a lot of experience with. l would love to try this one.

Sergio Bruder
5 years ago

Beautiful color, another purple to my ink collection!

Cali Langley
5 years ago

Have you guys reviewed any of the diamine anniversary inks? I’m considering those and would like to see a review of them.

Jason Schultz
5 years ago

Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mishelle Reine
5 years ago

This is a very lovely purple – and would be a great edition to become a new addition to my purple all the things collection 🙂

5 years ago

Purple inks are a favorite (right up there with vivid blues). I really need to add some variety! Not many warm colors in my ink collection yet, just vivid jewel tones.

5 years ago

I’m so excited to try shading inks soon. Waiting to get some as a gift for myself.

5 years ago

i’m such a big fan of robert oster and would love to see the shimmery inks!

Pamela Harrison
5 years ago

This is gorgeous! I’ve never tried a BB ink, but have heard wonderful things about them!

5 years ago

I just love shining inks.. It’d be great with a review of something like Diamine Oxford Blue if you haven’t done that one (I’m new here).

Braden N.
5 years ago
Reply to  Malin

Here’s a link to their review of Diamine Oxford Blue!

Deepak Sabharwal
5 years ago

Absolutely LOVE all sailor inks, especially the kobe, bungubox, and kingdom note series!

Jingyi D.
5 years ago

Nice! Could you do Ink of the Witch?

Gini Cooper
5 years ago

Wow, what a gorgeous ink! I will cross fingers to win so I can try it. I’d love to see some reviews of sheen monsters.

Oscar Carranza
5 years ago

Pretty ink. Looks like a fun one for holiday writing messages.

5 years ago

I’ve been curious about this color!

David Knapp
5 years ago

One of my current favorite inks is Franklin-Christoph “Ink ‘17”… I’d like to see you review some of their inks, even if you can’t sell them.

Emily J
5 years ago

I love that purple!!

5 years ago

This is my favorite purple. So cheerful! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

Marjorie Dumontier
5 years ago

This color is a pure jewel !!

Ammar Ali
5 years ago

Favorite ink might be kind of boring. Aurora black!

Penn P
5 years ago

I got a sample of this ink and fell in love!! This ink is so perfect. I love it. Thank you for the giveaway!

Scott DiGello
5 years ago

I’m looking for a new blue-black that is waterproof. I would love to see a review of a good dark blue.

Jennifer shepit
5 years ago

Loving the Noodlers Black swan right now, might be my current favorite

Francisco Gomez
5 years ago

I love the Bungbox inks! Was there a review of the Maruzen inks?

5 years ago

Stunning color. Really enjoy these ink reviews!

Beth A. Fralix
5 years ago

Awesome colour!! I pray I win!! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

Angela Phillips
5 years ago

I really enjoyed learning a little of the back story on this ink.

Serena Ho
5 years ago

That is such a beautiful color

Toraaki Villalpando
5 years ago

My favorite ink is maybe, Yama Budo 🙂 thank you.