So I've been trying to understand what exactly aromaticity means, and I've come to know that compounds possessing benzene rings are aromatic, like toluene and phenol. It thus made sense to me that the benzylic carbocation should be aromatic, as it fulfills all conditions of Huckel's rule. However, I found no mention of it being aromatic anywhere. Can anyone tell me if it is indeed aromatic or is only resonance stabilised, and if it is not aromatic, why so? What criteria is it violating?
Sorry if this is an elementary question, I really want to know what aromaticity actually means and am stuck on this.