I had an unusual experience with two of the three tubes of paint when opening them the first time. One pushed paint out of the opening as soon as I released the cap with no pressure on the tube. The second one exploded as I released the cap dropping paint in a 1 inch area and filling the cap with pigment making quite a mess and a waste of paint. I spent time trying to recover as much paint as I could and finally had a chance to try the paint. I might add I live 10 feet above sea level, so altitude had nothing to do with this odd occurrence.
I love Daniel Smith paints and was not disappointed with the colors and how they perform. I had been looking for a different rose color than I had on my palette and am happy with the Quinacridone Rose. It flows on the paper and dries more evenly than my other rose which dries with the pigment subtly filling a slight shade darker in the low spots on cold press watercolor paper.
Overall, I am satisfied with my choices even with the strange experience opening the tubes.