The scent of basil - just brush against the leaves and the aroma fills the room. I bought a live plant and it is growing rapidly. It makes demands. If I don't water it every day it droops down forlornly. I have been plucking off leaves and eating them with bocconcini and tomatoes with a bit of dressing. The taste is as intoxicating as the smell. I am going to have to use it more frequently as it keeps expanding and demanding.