Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen in Frosty Blue

Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Review and Giveaway!

If you ask someone what they thought was the best starter fountain pen, you’d like get two responses: The Lamy Safari, or the Pilot Metropolitan. Today we’d like to talk more about the less-well-known cousin of the Safari and Metropolitan, the Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the Frosty Blue Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen we used for this review.

Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Review


We chose the Frosty Blue Platinum Plaisir for this review. The cap and barrel are a wonderful, light blue, that really catches the eye. The Plaisir’s cap and barrel are made of light weight aluminum, and each color comes with a chrome trim. If you are familiar with the Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen, then you are familiar with the nib unit of the Plaisir. One thing to note, is that the nib pulls out of the feed and grip section. This allows you to clean the nib thoroughly, as well as the feed.


While there are many similarities between the Platinum Plaisir and it’s cousins, the Plaisir has it’s own unique qualities. As noted above, the nib and feed are both super easy to clean. The grip section is actually clear, so you can see the entire feed. Also, the ingenious cap design is claimed to allow the pen to be stored for a year without drying out. At $17.60, the Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen stands firm in the middle ground between the Pilot Metropolitan and the Lamy Safari.

Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Review

Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Review


We return, yet again, to the most important question. How does it write? Answer: Smoothly, and with a fine line. As Platinum is a Japanese brand, their nibs tend to write on the fine side compared to your typical Western nib. We selected a fine nib to use in this review, and as you can see, it definitely lays down a fine line. We used the Organics Studio Ralph Waldo Emerson Twilight Blue Ink for this review, and the resulting combination was beautiful.

Conclusion about the Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen

So, what did we conclude? We found the Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen to be equal to it’s cousins. If you are looking for a great starter pen, or maybe you just want to get one for a friend, the Plaisir is a fantastic option.

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47 thoughts on “Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Review and Giveaway!

  1. L M English

    That’s a beautiful pen, I love that color. I appreciate your blog posts and your giveaways. Thanks!

  2. Jenn

    oh my gosh, i just saw the new robert oster shake n shimmy inks. would LOVE to see a review. how does it do in a pen? i wonder about clogging.

  3. Patrick Tinney

    Pretty pen. I haven’t tried the Preppy so I would be very interested in knowing how this pen compares to others at the price point.

    I do like a thinner fine.

  4. Chuong Ly

    I bought this as my third pen and I love how it performs. It’s a Preppy that wants to be fancy.

  5. KarenS_923

    This is a good question. Why doesn’t anyone talk about this pen? Ok, so I don’t have one myself, but I hear it’s a dressed up Platinum Preppy, and I use those daily in my bullet journal. They’re great writers!

  6. Brian

    It’s true, you can leave this pen inked for a good many months, and it writes right away. Great price for a great writer

  7. William Soares

    I would love to see you review the Kaweco Perkeo and my favorite in is always Waterman Serenity Blue

  8. Linda Moffitt

    I have never used one before so I have no idea about ink brands but I would like the different colors ex. If they have purple or red

  9. Angelina Hernandez

    Omg! Sucha beautiful pen…. Since I’m new to the fountain pen would this would be great for a beginner like me. Good luck to everyone!

  10. Jared Linsly

    I have several Preppys, using cartridges, converters and even as eye droppers. They are great pens so I would presume the Plaisir is as well.

  11. Jane Eyre

    I’d love to see a review on the J Herbin 1798 Amethyste de L’Oural please. I have the others & I love purple so this would be great!

  12. Jane Eyre

    I’d love to see a review on the J Herbin 1798 Amethyste de L’Oural please. I love purple so this would be great!

  13. Jingyi D.

    Hmmm. Another starter priced pen? I love it! I hate the metro’s grip and the safari is a liiiitle too expensive, but this is nice! Maybe review some more starter-level pens so we see all of our options?

  14. Todd Story

    Another great option for a starter pen is the Parker jotter fountain pen for about $16 and is stainless steel or there’s the Parker vector.

  15. Judy Jacobs

    I bought a used Plaisir several years ago and enjoy it, Why the owner listed it for sale is a mystery. But I’d like to have a new one.

  16. Tamra B

    Beautiful pen. I’m looking forward to seeing how it differs from the Metropolitan.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. Gini Cooper

    I would love to see a review that compared various inks with similar colord or properties, like sheen. RO Tranquility versus Lake of Fire and Deep Sea. Any ink I don’t have, so I’m smitten and have to get it.

  18. Geof Dunn

    The clear section is intriguing. It must be really neat to see the ink through it. It would be my Plaisir to own one of these little beauties!

  19. Tatiana

    I’ve never used a Platinum pen before. I like really fine nibs for my every day sort of writing and I imagine I’d really like this pen too.

  20. Stephanie Walters

    I’ve been wanting to pick one of these up. The Preppy is a surprisingly good writer for its price point, and I like that it can be eyedroppered. If this one writes like that, I’m still happy, because it’s really a nice looking pen. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Eric Aycock

    My wife took both of my preppy and fell in love with them. This would be a great next step pen for her.

  22. Beth A. Fralix

    Beautiful Pen! I would love to see a review of the new Diamine Shimmers coming out this month & compare the colours to the ones already on the market to see how(if they do) differ. I also would love ANY purple ink reviews!! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

  23. Julie

    Love your givewaways but I always tweet and it opens in Twitter so there’s no URL!

    Like that there’s good entry level fountain pens!

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