Happy hump day! What's your fragrance today?
I'm wearing Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic. Tania Sanchez gave it 2 stars. Once again, I have no quarrel with a "delightful, fresh mandarin base" but not a "full fragrance", and objectively (ha!), I'm not sure I would give it any more than 2 1/2 or 3 stars. But in terms of how much I enjoy wearing it, how much I paid for it, and how well it fits into my own collection and / or serves the purpose for which I bought it, it's easily a 4 star fragrance, and I'm glad they did not turn it into anything other than what it is — a quick shot of happy citrus.
Reminder: on 2/5 we're doing 1 Star Friday: wear your favorite perfume ranked only one star by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez in Perfumes: the Guide (if you don't own the book, you can find a compiled list at Basenotes) or in Luca Turin's Style Arabia columns. Partial credit for a two-star perfume! And if anyone knows where other lists can be found online, do comment. (suggested by Bastet) Update: you can download the index to the 2008 Hardcover version of Perfumes: the Guide here (thanks kpaint!)
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2016, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.