I bought two jades and one honey (which I'm still waiting to arrive) for my three sons. They did have an unpleasant smell but my sons were so excited that they didn't care. They wanted to use them right away. II'm using them with their old comforters whose colors I was tired of. The jade color and design of the duvet gives an update look to the room and brightens it up. The covers are soft, and together with the comforters, they are comfortable.