I love Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin. It's up there with Noodler's Apache Sunset. This is a bright orange ink with tons of shading, from a pale orange all the way to a bright strong orange. This ink is part of Pelikan Edelstein series - Pelikan's high end series of inks. Mandarin is a drier ink just like Pelikan's affordable series - Pelikan 4001. As a lefty, I prefer drier inks. The bottle is also just gorgerous just like the Pilot Iroshizuku bottles, it's another extremely collectible worthy series of inks.