I would rather not see a structured format. There are many ways of writing reviews, and I would prefer that reviewers have the freedom to express themselves according to their own personalities. I realize that some people strive for objectivity, but perfume reviewing remains primarily a subjective activity. How would the creative and wonderfully entertaining reviews of Naed_Nitram fit into a structured system?
I do agree that some of the reviews are unhelpful. A review should be descriptive, a thoughtful assessment of the reviewer's perception of the fragrance, be it scientific or rhapsodic or meditative. But brief standalone comments like smells like urinal cake or this is awful or smells like old man or Ugh...too sweet shouldn't be allowed to remain in the review database unless they are part of more extensive reviews. If the reviewer isn't going to put some effort into something meaningful and at least attempt to explain these remarks, then why bother and why subject others to the nonsense?
I am already a bit annoyed by the increased moderator interference, so I wouldn't want to encourage more meddling. But on the other hand I'd rather not see a free-for-all on the boards or in the review database.
This is a tricky issue. How does Grant handle it without hurting peoples' feelings or suppressing their desire to express themselves in their reviews? How best to maintain minimum standards for fragrance reviews? How do other people feel about this?
BTW, this topic is probably best suited for the Basenotes Community section.