I love Rhodia notepads. Here are a few reasons why:
The color. A not-quite annoying fluorescent, mood-enhancing orange.
The scoring on the top. Very fold-over friendly.
That waxy, resilient cover.
The extra cardboard reinforcement on the back cover.
The matter-of-fact block type logo.
Vellum. Vellum. Vellum paper.
The microperforation at the top of the pages. So they can be neatly removed.
The paper is lined in the most delicate lavender color.
In a perfect world, the pages would be blank. Do you know how hard it is to find a notebook with decent blank pages? It’s all I want.