My boyfriend and I had looked, and looked, and looked, at literally HUNDREDS of new comforter sets before we could both agree on this one. We had really fallen in love with the black and white branch pattern, and loved that it was reversible. There was only one review previous for this product and their only complaint was that the pillow shams were missing. Nothing was missing in my order, but I hadn't realized it was 100% polyester until it arrived. We could NEVER use 100% polyester sheets, so those were out. The comforter is soft to the touch though. When it arrived I threw it in the wash with the pillow shams, because it had a really bad/weird smell to it. I washed it in cold, on the very delicate cycle. When I took it out I was bummed to see the cheap material had faded huge spots on the black side. It had also somehow TORN a small part on the white side, which is crazy because nothing has EVER ripped in my washer before. When I put the bed skirt on, it ripped with just a small amount of tugging. We are still going to use it, we really do love the pattern. Now we are just stuck using the white side. Hopefully with a ton of washes the black with fade consistently and look uniform throughout. Please know that this is VERY cheap, delicate material!! Probably needs to be dry-cleaned only!! And be super careful with the bed skirt. It is definitely overpriced if you ask me.