I was in the market for new pillows. I used to sleep on down but somehow ended up not using down for quite a while. I work in the health field and know that down pillows can be good for your neck. I move a round a bit when I sleep so I need a pillow that is comfortable when I sleep on my back or on my side. After researching a lot of down pillows I decided on this one. I purchased two queen sized pillows and I couldn't be happier. I love the way they fluff up when I sleep on my side and compact when I sleep on my back. The stitching and material is top notch. I highly recommend this pillow. I did not have any odor problems when I opened up the pillows.