The instructions in the package say that there is a "slight odor" that should disappear in a few hours. It has been sitting on a chair on my balcony for a week, and the stench is as strong as ever, I cannot even STAND to have it near my face! When I brought it back to the store, even the clerk was surprised at how strong the smell was a week later. But I could not get a refund from Showcase at Centerpoint Mall or even a store credit! So until I can figure out who to send it to, it will remain in my storage locker in my apartment basement. DO NOT buy this product!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend