Upon opening this blanket, there was a chemical-damp aroma....different from damp wool. Still, it is beautiful and I wanted to see if I could "fix" the smell. After reading much on line on how-to-fix wool, I washed the blanket in Woolite on "hand-wash" cycle with cold water; used "air only" in dryer and hung in sun to dry. It took three washes; the last where I left the blanket to soak overnight. It worked! Smell gone and beautiful blanket on living room couch!