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Kafkaesque grade inflation

stars.jpgBlogger Kafkaesque expressed dismay at the fact that I was handing out four stars to fragrances which cannot stand comparison with the four stars in the Perfume Guide.

Let me explain.

1- I am doing a little affirmative action here for artisan and niche perfumers who mostly do not have access to the huge technical resources of mainstream perfumery.

2- The name of my blog constrained me somewhat because I felt that love would have been mean-spirited with any less than four stars.

This said, I am grateful to Kafkaesque for the reminder and I agree  that there is a danger of grade inflation. In future I will rate things between three (good) and five (insanely great), and keep quiet about the ones and twos.



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