From my experience, this...
From my experience, this color is brighter and has a more turquoise-y hue than
the pictured sample. (I'm using Lamy pen with EF nib.)
As a left-hander, I had no problems with drying time. Yes, the ink does stain my
palm. But as long as my notes themselves aren't smudged, I can't care less.
Apart from this ink, I've used Waterman absolute brown and a blue Lamy
cartridge. I found the Pelikan to be most reliable and of best quality.