I have had a very busy and stressful start to 2011 at work, so how about a scented pink pen to brighten things up? The Uni-Ball Signo Scents Bubblegum Pink isn't a pen I even remotely thought I would like, much less use regularly, but this is a really good pen, and it smells great to boot!
So what would posses me to purchase such a pen? Insanity? That's a fair response, and one I have certainly considered. Nostalgia? That's more like it. Who doesn't remember the scented markers from middle school? Licorice? Ewww! Seeing these pens on JetPens made me think about those times, so I figured let's see if the Scents live up to their name. Plus, who can pass up colors such as Cherryade Red, Coconut Brown, and Orangey Orange?
As we have all come to expect now from a pen labelled "Signo", it writes great. The thing that surprises me the most about the Bubblegum Pink is how solid the line is. A lot of the craft style pens I have used (like the white gel ink Signo) have a bit of streaking or white space in their line. You almost expect it, but this line is as solid as can be. And the scent? It is very noticeable - even more than I imagined it would be. The only real negative I can see is that the drying time for the ink on the page is extreme, so lefties beware. As I noted in the written review, the dry time lagged nearly a line behind.
Is there any real practical use for this pen for me personally? Not really, but it was a fun, scent-filled trip down memory lane.
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