I spent a lot of time online shopping for a comforter set to go in my master bedroom. I LOVE this set. I am a person who reads all the reviews and researches a product before purchasing. In my opinion I think this set is WELL worth the cost. The comforter is really heavy so may not be good for hot climates but thats a personal preference. The pillow cases/shams are well made and everything is machine washable. I read about complaints with the smell. Mine did smell a little upon taking it out but I planned to wash the comforter and cases anyhow before I put them on my bed. I also hung mine out to dry to let it air out. Now they smell like clean crisp laundry. The color is perfect. I have a painting I made on my wall behind my bed in purple/beige/cream hues and this set just matched perfectly. Made our master feel luxurious and chic. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.