When my boyfriend was unhappy with a previous comforter set that was stylish, but not comfortable - I had to pick something else. We chose this one for the style, the colors and how much stuff one gets with this set. I was nervous about the comfort, but we needed something and based on the other reviews from users, I felt it was a safe bet. It was! The color was really soft and elegant. What I was most pleased with was how soft the fabric was. My boyfriends main complaint about the previous comforter set I had picked, this blue set was a relief! We can lay on top of our beautiful bed and feel comfortable without losing the style. I also didn't even have to wash it, we got home late and I wanted to just go to bed - so we pulled everything out of the zip plastic and put it on - no weird smell, it was clean, soft, warm and pretty. My only complaint about this set was that the cardboard box it came in was damaged a bit and the fabric on some of the pillows and comofter had frayed a few strings loose that I had to cut off. Its a great set and I'm happy with the choice, as is my boyfriend!