Thirteen years ago, I left my fiance (a really horrible man) and chose to take one thing ONLY with me - his white, fluffy amazing bath towels. They were the bomb, and they were the only thing I could think of that I couldn't live without upon leaving him. I can say for the record, though, that these Turkish cotton bath towels have put the former fiance's bath towels to shame. They arrived heavy and fluffy, wrapped in brown velvet ribbon. I washed them once in white vinegar and regular detergent and fabric softener to remove any factory pilling. They have been amazingly cushie and absorbent from Day One. Even his towels couldn't compete, poor man. These are the most luxurious bath towels I've had in my home, period.