I like Turin's writing very much for his discretion. When he hates something - the review is just long enough so you know he hates it - no beating a dead horse. When he loves something - he goes on for pages why scent X is so great. But yeah, there's a bias (hello - Chanel PE one star - WTF?) and he doesn't always give a scent his full attention (Amber Absolute a subset of YDAN - WTF?), but he's all we have at the moment. BTW - if you've not read the Emperor of Scent, track that one down. It's a great read. Yeah, I need to read more of his stuff... I admit a bias for his bias. lol I just get turned off too much by fragrance reviews in general... scent is so ephemeral that aside from notes and the "nose" who made it... I think it best to sniff on one's own. With Turin, another forum member on another site once said it best. "One ought to read like like one listens to a Radio talk Show Host." In other words, lightly, with a grain of salt, and perhaps as a provocation to think/try something new, not necessarily as having any sort of "word" on quality or judgment. Most of the members here know/do that with no problem... but at places like Bnotes and such, so many people take his word for gospel and use it in determining which scents they like/try/don't like, etc. OR, they use Turin for support/endorsement of choices that maybe they wouldn't make on their own. Groupthink... it's teh interwebz worst attribute!!!