Having just bought a batch of Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks from our local supplier, and after burning 2 sticks, we noticed that they just smelled like burned wood. No aroma, no pleasant scent, just smoke. It is if the stick is just burning, just the wood bit.
We were quite displeased and decided to do some research online to look into the matter. The incense, although the box says it is from 2014, smells like it is from way before then.
We are returning the boxes we purchased and complaining to the shop we bought them from but this seems to be a frequent occurrence online, so be careful! Quite a few have been complaining, but only those that buy from non reputable sellers.
Make sure you purchase real Satya Sai Baba and not a counterfeit (purchase from an official retailer and not eBay or Amazon (check reviews as well)).
If the deal looks too good to be true, if the incense is cheap, do not buy! They are usually old boxes and you will end up just getting incense that will smell of smoke.
What a disappointment. Has this happened to any of you?
Happy incense shopping!