We love this bed. It was delivered in a timely manner. We didnt notice a smell. We slept on it that night. It is different from a traditional bed. I dont know if I could tell it apart from my mothers tempurpedic bed. One thing confused us, a customer review thought that the plastic cover that was delivered separately by mail was the warrantee which cost $49. It is not. The bed comes with a very good warrantee so we ended up canceling the extra coverage. But the plastic cover is part of the bed and you are not being charged extra for that. It does take some getting used to if you have never had a foam mattress but we loved it from the first night.