I might have bought this ink on the strength of the name (and the beauty of the bottle) alone, but it stands up to repeated use. I am partial to dark-red browns as document ink. The color dries a very saturated, almost-purple brown. I I'm impressed by how little fade there is between the wet ink and the dry. For writers especially, this is a nice change from blacks and blues. I like especially how complex this shade is--not just "brown." I am definitely a De Atrementis convert.