I was leary to buy a silk comforter since I have never seen one in person. However, I am usually disgusted by the smell of down comforters, but my husband and I have been trying to use more natural fabrics and we wanted something we could use a duvet with so we could easily wash it. I was compelled by the reviewer that said she no longer had polyester-induced night sweats...I get very hot while sleeping, so this was a big bonus. I was nervous when it first came because it's in a no-name package and seems quite thin. However, once we got it into a duvet and onto the bed and we climbed under it, my doubts went away. It is warm without being too heavy, and it settles onto you in a way that ordinary comforters don't. I found another much more expensive silk comforter on Overstock, but I can't imagine it being better than this one. I would definitely recommend a duvet, not only to protect it (and you will want to protect this great comforter), but I had put the comforter into the dryer with a Dryel to freshen it before putting it on the bed, and it became even more wrinkled than it had been coming out of the package, so I'm not sure how it would look by itself on the bed. Very nice and well worth the money...if I have to replace it, I'm already pretty sure I will always want a silk comforter from now on.