Inspired by the land of vivid coloured saris, Paithani begins with the smell of spicy hot tea. Added to it, as tradition dictates, an agreeable explosion of spice (cardamom, nutmeg and pepper – the fragrant holy trinity). The soothing aspect of a silky, milky rose, serves as a rousing caress. Soon there is the famed cedar from Himachal Pradesh that blends with the smell of leather trunks. Much like the setting sun, rich amber infuses and illuminates the end of this story.