Ratings are given as a composite of scent quality, performance and versatility.
Best: Short for best in class. A leader in its genre for scent AND performance AND versatility. Not many scents will achieve this rating. Difficult to substitute or replace.
Excellent: Above average. Excellent scent with unique features. Above average performance and can be worn in many situations.
Good: Average. Run-of-the-mill offering. Likely lacking in one or more department, but has some redeeming quality. Might be only useful for collectors of the brand.
Poor: A composition that fails to offer much of any value to the collector or connoisseur.