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Just wondering what yours are.

Purely subjectively, the top two things that make me think a review isn't worth reading are:

  • calling anything "dated" (edit - or, "old man smells", to quote a recent thread)
  • use of the word "vibe".

The first seems to have been coming up on these boards quite a lot recently, and annoys me. There are no "dated" perfumes. There are good perfumes and bad perfumes, and reviewers who lack maturity or imagination. On vibe, maybe I'm being a bit unreasonable, but, on the principle that a perfume review should be as precise as possible about a reviewer's impressions, vibe is about as obfuscatory a word as you could get.

So I'm feeling controversial today...