Oh my goodness! When I opened this pillow and smelled the slight scent that other people mentioned I was in heaven. This is the smell of sheep grazing on a green meadow on a sunny day. Love it! Reminds me of driving the countryside of rural Northern California, near Bodega Bay and the pastures of Sonoma County. This is not a bad smell people - this is the smell of health and NO CHEMICALS. As far as the pillow itself, it is wonderful. I used to buy down without feathers which is very expensive but they get "fowl" after awhile (there is a pun there, I know.) I'm also finding as I get older I'm allergic to the feathers. So looking for organic wool and cotton I go. Found this deal here on Overstock better than any others. Love the product, love the deal and I'm loving the sheep on my bed!