As a fan of down pillows for over 20 years, I was really looking forward to receiving these pillows. Comfort-wise, they were great, but the smell coming from the pillows was atrocious. Also one pillow was stuffed really thick and the other one had hardly any down at all. The smell actually permeated the whole bedroom. It smelled like wet dog. I kept thinking it would get better, but it didn't. I tried washing the pillows, bleaching the pillows, and as of three weeks ago, I threw the pillows away. I know I should have returned them, but I finally could take the smell no more and rather than fool with trying to return them after attempting to use them for over a month, I just threw them away. Don't know how these pillows are rated so high after my experience with them.