It was for the first time in India that a stamp which were used for postage only never thought of smelling them as freshening agent. A stamp with sandalwood fragrence was released in 2006.After this in 2007 scented stamps and MS on Roses and in 2008 on Jasmine were released.
Scented stamps go back to at least 1973, when Bhutan issued a set of six stamps depicting roses. Then in 1999, as part of a campaign to highlight the dangers of forest fires, Brazil issued four smoke scented stamps.In 2001, Switzerland introduced a chocolate scented stamp. Stamps using scent-impregnated inks generally last for three to four years.