I purchased this for my soon to be Mother in Law who lost her husband recently. This will be one of her Christmas presents. I opened the package up to make sure everything looked okay and my goodness, this rose is just gorgeous. I chose the ivory rose with the 24 kt trim and I am so in love with it. I know she will love this present. It will be very sentimental for her. It came in a box as a chocolate rose would, but it was beautifully wrapped. It has an option to write a note which included a rose detailed paper and envelope. It comes with a card and details about the rose within the package. I didn't know this was a real rose that was preserved until the order came, but this just makes it more special. The color is gorgeous. I believe I need to purchase something to place this delicate rose in. Maybe a vase or a rose case like the one in beauty and the beast. I would definitely purchase this again. $90.00 well spent, it is totally worth it.