I've bought a lot of stuff from overstock, and this may be my first return. I am on my 6th straight wash with these towels. This time I added perfum. There is a terrible chemical smell. I think it came from the wrapping. It had a nasty goo with a more intense odor that the towels contained. If this 6th wash still makes them unuseable, I'll be returning. If it works and this website let's you update, I'll add to my post and add some stars because the towels are lush and pretty, but if they actually stink, well we can't use them. I've heard these types of comments from other reviewers before and thought they were probably just too picky because I don't like the hassle of returning things - hence 6 washings.