Sure, it smells great, but it's a bit more than heady when one is surrounded by sacks of the stuff. Hack-hack, cough-cough, ah-choo! Sniffle, sniffle. Start all over again. This is what I sound like while stuffing lavender pillows. It helps to wear a mask to keep dust out of my throat and lungs, but I should probably wear a fully-enclosed positive pressure suit, or "moon suit," the required gear for researchers who work in maximum containment labs, hahaha. By end of evening, I began to stitch pillows closed. Yippee, progress!