So soft. And the fabric is pretty thick as well, so I don't think I'll have much in the way of feather leakage. There is a light feathery scent to these pillows, but it is far from unpleasant. I have had other down or down and feather pillows before. The last one was soft but not nearly as plump and supportive as this one. The one before was 90% feather, and I kept being poked in the face with quills all night. This is by far the best of them.The name is absolutely spot on - sleeping on these is like sleeping on a cloud. Like the previous reviewer mentioned, they have plenty of loft but scrunch up nicely. Normally I need two pillows to get the sort of height and support I want - so I went ahead and bought two. At this price, why not? But it turns out that one is plenty cushy and supportive.