You will need to air this out (as I did) or wash before using. It is well-made, GREAT colors, and quite warm without being bulky or heavy. I really like how it brightened up our bedroom after the long winter. But, for whatever reason, when I took it out of the zippered plastic bag it was in, it had a very strong chemical smell, almost like dry cleaning fluid. I had to air it out for several days before putting it on the bed. I didn't want to wash it first thing. I bought the king size for a queen bed because I wanted plenty of hang-over on the sides. Other than the smell (which is fixable), I am very happy with this - good value for the price.