Please accept my humble obeisances,
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,
During summer time I could offer my deities daily jasmine flowers with wonderful scents.
But now during winter time the roses or other flowers that I offer to the deities has no scent.
please see attachment.
During winter I buy the flowers from flower shops and they come from relatively warmer countries.
So I keep the flowers outside fresh before offering to the deitis but they have no scent at all as I said before.
I know that to offer scentless flower is an offense but not to offer any flower must be worse I guess.
What is your opinion or suggestion?
Can I drop rose oil on roses?
Everyday I wash my deities with pure rose water and I also add little bit of rose oil in the rose water.
It has a very, very nice smell. I don't smell directly but the smell comes till my nose and it is the best part of the morning.
Maybe some rose oil on the roses can be a pleasure for the deities?
Rose oil will not disturb the skin of the deities right?
Your aspiring servant,