We loved this rug so much we went on to order a matching rug for our entrance and a runner for the hall. It is superb quality and the soft gentle tones we were looking for. We have not found these rugs to shed excessively and have not had a problem at all with odor. The only disappointment is that we wanted to order a 12 x 15 version also and it is not made in that size. If you are debating whether or not to buy this rug, do not hesitate further - you will not regret it!