Arrived promptly and well packaged in two layers of plastic. Wrapping was dirty, but that is what it is for. The carpet was completely clean and dry. The color of the brighter purple as not as "cold" as it appears on the screen, but still provide enough contrast. The third image more similar to what it looks like in real life. This is exactly what I was hoping for. The rug emitted a plastic smell for about 4 days, similar to what new wall-to-wall carpeting smells like. The smell completely disappeared in less than a week. This was expected given that it is not wool. On the upside, it does not shed at all! It is thick and feels plush under the feet, no cushioning needed underneath. When you walk on it, you can feel the fibers rubbing against each other, and it shows footprints, especially on the darker color, but it does not bother us too much. Overall, we love it! Great price, look, and quality. Just wish the same design would be available in wool. We use it on Brazilian cherry flooring with a taupe leather couch set.