Well, no, but not because I don’t approve of it. Rose water is a traditional baklava flavoring that’s still quite common, even here in the US. I didn’t include it because it’s not easy to get outside of large cities. However if you have access to some, add a teaspoon to your nut mixture. Some people swear by vanilla, but that seemed a little much to me. If it’s your thing, a teaspoon added to your syrup can be a very nice addition.