Firstly, to say this is a 50% cashmere 50 % merino blend is just ridiculous and misleading. I have a genuine cashmere/merino Elgin scarf and this doesn't even come close. This is pretty much just standard wool. I think that most of the other reviewers are unaware of what the quality should really be like - it should be almost silky with no pilling. Secondly, the odour was so strong when I opened the bag. Perhaps it's formaldehyde or some other preservative but wow, this will stink for months. I guess you could dry clean it but you shouldn't have to! A great price but it was just too good to be true, I'll be returning it tomorrow. On the positive side the color is quite accurate to the description (Merlot). But seriously, look to another brand you will be disappointed if you know what the throw should be like.