Rose - A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet is a well known line from Shakespeare. And so true. The heady fragrance of a rose can transport you to another world. Said to be an anti depressant, reduces spasms, calms the body and mind and relaxes you completely. Ever wondered where those hundreds of thousands of kilos (Nearly 8 tonnes actually) of flowers end up from the temples or after a function or a dignitary visiting? They end up dumped into water bodies and landfills or just tossed on the roadside to rot or worse still get ingested by the marine life which are detrimental to their survival. Esscent by Arpan is a very enterprising organisation created by a very young and environmentally conscious team that they are not witness to this catastrophe. This line of premium incense sticks are hand rolled and is 100% free of charcoal and uses these waste flowers and essential oils and a dash of love as they say, to create these very soothing and calming fragrances. It also ensures therefore that the air is kept clean and does not trigger allergies. These are hand-rolled by a group of differently-abled people. And packaged by underprivileged women thereby providing them livelihood and independence. These luxury incense sticks are available in 6 divine fragrances- Lavender, Rose, Lemongrass, Loban, Lily and Jasmine and come in a box of 40 sticks with a holder. Check the website for the other fragrances.