I purchased this mattress after reading the reviews and on the advice of friends. I ordered the 2" topper with the mattress after reading how firm the mattress is. So glad I did. The term "firm" is an understatement, slab is more like it! Anyway, I'm very pleased with the duo and would highly recommend them. There was absolutely NO odor on either item, they were ready to go. Can't beat the price, a friend paid $1500 for hers.