Bay Leaf fragrance.
I was given a piece (whole branch) of a Bay tree last year. It came from a plant which was more than 10 feet tall, very mature. It had some leaves on it at the time, 3 inches long, and with no scent whatsover. Do Bay Leaves, to be used for cooking, need to be very young? Perhaps I don't have a "cooking" Bay Tree but some other specimen.