I bought this for my almost 2-year old daughter for Christmas. I almost chose Vanilla Brunette instead, but I'm so glad that I got this one instead, as she is perfectly suited for my daughter's age. She seems even prettier than the picture, and her hair is so silky. My mother-in-law bought my daughter an Itty Bitty Baby from American girl, but my daughter prefers this one, probably because of the hair. She also smells better, and I love that her "tush" is beaded so that she can sit up (the Itty Bitty Baby doesn't have this feature). I also like that the two dolls are similar in size, so the Corolle doll can wear the Itty Bitty doll clothes.
My daughter is a bit rough with her hair, but the tangles brush out easily with the provided brush. In fact, she somehow got a wad of gum in her hair at a cousin's home, and with the trick of peanut butter, we were able to get it out. I then used a tiny bit of shampoo on the strands to get any remaining residue, blow-dried it, and the hair looks just as it did brand new. I am really impressed with her hair.
The only negative that I can see is that I wish she came with a dress and shoes (or a diaper like the Itty Bitty babies do), but these are easily purchased.
She is a wonderful first doll and I'm very happy with my purchase.