I waited awhile to treat myself to these towels as a treat to myself.And what a treat these towels are! I love having thick, thirsty towels and wanted purple. The towels are as described and the plum color I chose is a deep rich plum and very pleasing. I do not have any problem with them drying out as quickly as necessary to avoid musty or mildew smells but I live at high altitude, fairly low humidity. These are delightfully large towels. The hand towel is quite large also. The washcloths soak up water and all feel luxurious to the skin. I could not be happier with this product!