Montblanc Elixir Colorist Ink Bottle - Azure - 50ml. This ancient color dates back to 300 BC from the first blue pigment, azurite, of Cyprus copper mines. Soon thereafter, Egyptians quickly spread it throughout the ancient world. During the middle ages, the Azure color was extracted from the precious lapis lazuli stone to be used in medieval guilds by nobles and kings. The ink recipe embraces the intensity of Gardenia Blue extracts and of safflower petals. A gorgeous ink color for your elegant fountain pens.