I almost didn't buy this because of the review that talked about the strong odor. I have a very sensitive nose that smells everything. I did not find the product to have a strong odor. Yes after I washed it before putting it on the bed, there was a light smell of chemical. But since being on my daughters bed, I don't smell anything. It is very soft. We love the pink. Its solid hot pink on the underneath. I didn't see where it was a solid on the inside when I ordered it. But we like it still. I recommend this to anyone!!!