Couple of weeks back they were advertising Hampton court flower show in our town centre and they were handing out a rose to everyone. I got one in yellow and gold. Left it in the vase and forgot about it. Yesterday when I looked, it had completely dried up , but I was struck by its beauty even when it had dried up. It still looks so perfect amazing. Perhaps they had treated it with something so that it dried up without dropping petals or looking withered.