After reading reviews about how loud the product was, I was unsure if I should actually buy it. I am so happy I bought this model. It really is not that loud. It has a gentle swooshing sound, which is actually quite relaxing, even in my bedroom I think it's great. The smell is almost instant and covers a large area. The globe itself is not actually white like in the picture, it is a silver/grey and a slightly different shape (more rounder) which looks really nice. I will be buying another one and would recommend to anyone to buy this model.