Since quality is our top priority, we only sell the freshest incense for full price. Our sets of incense are still great quality sticks but some may be discolored or from an older batch. Each pack of incense comes with 12 sticks. Please keep in mind since this item is 40% off the regular price, all packs will be assorted. This is a great choice for someone who wants a variety pack or test out fragrances!