My husband bought this for me as an early mothers day present and OMG I LOVE IT! We just bought a high end mattress at a retail store and I just could not sleep on it, it was way to hard and i woke up every hour. I just could not sleep and needed something and we are still paying off our bed so We decided to try this. I did a WHOLE bunch a research on different mattress toppers on this site and even though this did not have any reviews I wanted a mattress topper that was ALL gel foam. Im sooooo glad I did. When it arrived the only problem i had was that they box was so dented and the tape was off of both sides! But when i opened it up it came with a cover for the gel foam and the gel foam was wrapped up in plastic rap. It was VERY easy to put onto my bed and right away I saw it reform to its shape. I did notice a smell. It smelt like a mint smell. It is very powerful at last I like mint smell or I would probably be sick lol. My son right away wanted to get onto my bed( hes only 19 months) and omg he just laid on it and would not get up! He NEVER stays still so i KNEW that this was such a good choice. My first nights sleep was the BEST nights sleep i EVER HAD!!! My fiance works night shift so when he came home he normally stays up for a couple hours but he laid in bed with me and fell RIGHT asleep he LOVED IT TOO! It is pretty soft but i think with my hard mattress it makes it medium. But OMG If your looking for a cheaper way to make your mattress amazing, THIS IS IT!!!