Review: Bic Cristal Pocket Scents

Pentorium: Bic Scented Coloured Pens

I picked up these pens for three reasons: they’re nice colours, they’re mini, and they were $3.74!

Being the most popular brand of supermarket stationery, I’ve never really liked Bic pens particularly the Cristal range. However, making them scented, pretty, and mini is the best way to win me over!

This super happy-coloured packaging is very unlike Bic. Not that I’ve seen where they are available, but apparently the raspberry and dark blue are bonus pens which explains why the giant label says six plus two free.

Pentorium: Bic Scented Coloured Pens

Never fear! Looks like they’re available everywhere ever.

Pentorium: Bic Scented Coloured Pens

They literally are mini, 11cm!

Technically each colour is a different fruit scent: Purple – Blackcurrant, Dark Blue – Blueberry, Mint Blue – Mint (didn’t know mint was a fruit), Green – Apple, Yellow – Banana, Orange – Orange, Peach – Peach, Raspberry – Raspberry…

Pentorium: Bic Scented Coloured Pens

…however, that’s not what I found. As you can see I did a serious sniff test. Some are super strong and yummy, others are just weak and smell like smell.

Pentorium: Bic Scented Coloured Pens

In terms of writing performance they have the power of a Bic. They write like that trusty Bic ballpoint you’ve had for 20 years. A few colours took some frantic scribbling to get going (don’t try licking the tip when you’ve been scribbling fast, it burns) but other than that they write fine!

They’re rather unusual colours which is why I like them. I’m particularly fond of the mint pen. I don’t use them for important writing, but they do make a nice change from a blue or black pen when scribbling something quick!

  • http://writetomeoften.blogspot.com write to me often

    I love scented pens too. I recently got scented mini highlighter pens. You will see it in the blog very soon.

    • admin

      Ah! Mini is too fun :) will keep an eye out on your blog!

  • http://twitter.com/GourmetPens Azizah A. (@GourmetPens)

    Oh. My. God. These are the cutest things ever. MINI AND SCENTED???I have never seen these before in the US!! Are they Australia only?!?!

    • http://twitter.com/GourmetPens Azizah A. (@GourmetPens)

      Well, I realize this sounds dumb. It does say available everywhere, but I still haven’t found them hehe. I shall hunt around some more.

      • admin

        Hmmm with so many languages written on the back I assumed you’d find them anywhere! I’ll have a look online and tell you if I find anything.

        • http://twitter.com/GourmetPens Azizah A. (@GourmetPens)

          Ah! A Tweep helped me find them in the UK! (Except they’ll cost $30 on Amazon so I may see if I can get someone over there to ship them for me lol. Thanks for the absurd shipping option Amazon.)

  • Gabriela

    love the giveaway!!

  • jennifer zhai

    I live in Australia and bought a pack of those for around AUS $3.74 at this stationery shop called ‘office works’ (for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a huge stationery shop filled with stationery, office and furniture stuff). I think the problem with these pens is that the ink isn’t as smooth and oily as i’d like it to be. Other than that, they seem okay, except i never end up using colours like ‘yellow’ and ‘light pink’.