Goloka are one of my favourite incense makers - they make top quality products with natural ingredients, training and employing widows who would otherwise struggle to survive, and profits are returned to the community to help disadvantaged children. The packaging is made from recycled paper, and uses beautiful designs. The aroma here is soft, seductive, and very pleasant. There are sharp, acidic edges which provide balance and interest to the warm, musky tones. I'm not getting too much of the dark, sweet, sexy patchouli, but there is aromatic sandalwood, which I like. Goloka do use sandalwood well - it's a rich, pine fresh, woody sandalwood that wakes and soothes the senses. Goloka also tend to use halmaddi, though I'm not getting too much of that here - just a hint in the sharp edges and a suggestion of damp sheep's wool.
All in all this is a very rewarding, softly sensual fragrance that will warm up a room and welcome guests. The sticks are thin - a fine masala hand rolled onto a thin charcoal paste over green-dyed bamboo sticks. Top quality stuff. I'm a little disappointed that not much patchouli shows through, but otherwise this is a great little incense. It's not an awesome fragrance to grab your attention, but it does the job in a very classy way.