A Guide to My Longevity Ratings
5 Supernatural Longevity: Fragrances that seem to linger for days—through long showers and sweaty nights—and seem all the more magical for it. 10+ hours
4 Superior Longevity: Fragrances that join you for breakfast and are still around for dinner. 8-10 hours
3 Adequate Longevity: Fragrances that last you through the work day. 6-8 hours
2 Disappointing Longevity: Fragrances that leave you wanting more. 3-5 hours
1 Laughable Longevity: Fragrances that barely last through your commute.
Guide to My Star Ratings
5 Transcendent: An outstanding fragrance, unparalleled in beauty; a masterpiece and potential classic. An essential fragrance.
4 Excellent: A superior fragrance, expertly composed and executed. Very good and highly recommended.
3 Satisfactory: An adequate fragrance, a competent effort. Inconspicuously pleasant and satisfying, but hardly groundbreaking.
2 Disappointing: A disheartening fragrance that fails on many levels yet still manages to retain a faint glimmer of what could have been. The most frustrating fragrances. Not recommended.
1 Dreck: An awful fragrance; a complete and utter failure. Avoid at all costs.