This colour dates back to 1400 BC from the coast of Ancient Phoenicia. Purpura or Tyrian purple dyes were extracted from a rare sea snail.

Montblanc Elixir Colorist Pourpre Ink.

I wanted to bring out a “Ruby” gem-like colour by sketching flowers and a lady’s jacket. It is such an exquisite ink colour and rare that I’m afraid of use freely. I should save it for a special occasion!