I purchased this artificial orchid with confidence because I had purchased another similar orchid and loved it. The petals were very soft and realistic, and the plant was relatively full. This orchd, however, was much narrower and the petals were less soft. I paid about the same price as I had for the first one. That being said, however, I kept the plant because the color was lovely and it fit very well in the space I had provided for it. It was very carefully packed and promptly shipped, and it is really a pretty nice piece.