after reading other reviews thought I made a wrong choice. But, when I got them I washed them right away and they did not smell and are the best towles I've gotten at that price. They are all extra large washclothes and hand towles. Luv them I glad that I got two sets. I got the sage and the color is what it looks like very rich. I'm very happy that I bought them. And the shipping fast as always with "O" . very happy will be getting more.