I dry mine all the time. Place on sheet pan, put in window. 2-3 days later place in mason jars until needed. I am fortunate in that I have a friend who has a giant (30'-ish) Bay tree over a hundred years old. So a literal, never ending supply... Anyway, I don't notice a lot of diff. between the fresh and dried. Both very fragrant. Slightly more so when fresh obviously. My 2 cents...