How did your day go?
Today I panicked and thought I have covid again. I went to the plant store because I needed basil for the garden and hadn’t bought it yet.
So I look at the basil and the variety is one I hadn’t seen before. I went to smell it and no smell. And I tried a different leaf, no smell. Here I am thinking oh fuck if I can’t smell basil… what’s wrong with my nose…. oh fuck do I have covid again?
Then I walked over to a lavender plant and crushed a leaf and whew, that smelled amazing.
tl;dr Tulsi holy basil smells nothing like Genovese basil, despite being called basil.