How do we search fragrance directory?

    How do we search fragrance directory?

    post #1 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    Where do we enter the name of a fragrance in order to search for it within the directory?
    post #2 of 32
    There are checkbox fields on the left-hand side to sort/filter out by brand and other options. If you'd like to do a word search, please use the search box on the left-hand side then filter through the results.
    post #3 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by huddlerstephView Post

    There are checkbox fields on the left-hand side to sort/filter out by brand and other options. If you'd like to do a word search, please use the search box on the left-hand side then filter through the results.
    I see no search box for fragrance by name. The search box most upper left is for manufacturer.

    I'm viewing on Mac mini using Safari and Kindle Fire.

    Is there really no box for searching by name or am I not seeing something?
    post #4 of 32

    Manufacturer

    Top BrandsAlphabetical

    Put name in box? (- that will not copy/paste atm)

    But don't restrict the brand, unless u know it.

    post #5 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lppView Post

    Manufacturer



    Top BrandsAlphabetical




    Put name in box? (- that will not copy/paste atm)
    But don't restrict the brand, unless u know it.




    I dont understand what you're saying. Can you speak in complete sentences?
    If I type a fragrance name in the manufacturers box, it will not search by product name.
    post #6 of 32
    Apologies, multi-tasking.

    Normally, if you enter the name in the search box it should work, provided that the date has not been restricted, and the alphabetical options are chosen in both the drop down & the header.

    This has been a problem area and seems not to be working for me at present - just tried Mitsouko & Joy with no results/hanging screen.

    I understand that work is in progress here.

    Advice please from a programmer.
    post #7 of 32

    I don't think it's necessary to search a fragrance by launch date. I'd rather do a search by name than that.

    post #8 of 32
    No, but unless you clear the launch date box, it may interfere with the result perhaps?
    post #9 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QuarryView Post


    I dont understand what you're saying. Can you speak in complete sentences?
    If I type a fragrance name in the manufacturers box, it will not search by product name.

    l have not been able to search by name either, & l share your frustration, Q.

    post #10 of 32
    There are problems with this area afaik, but please could some attention be given to it in view of it's importance to so many existing members please?
    post #11 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lppView Post

    There are problems with this area afaik, but please could some attention be given to it in view of it's importance to so many existing members please?

    Sorry, but what does "afaik" mean?

    post #12 of 32

    As far as I know? I'm guessing, and I'm not English native speaking....undecided.gif

    post #13 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iodineView Post

    As far as I know? I'm guessing, and I'm not English native speaking....undecided.gif

    Oic! rolleyes.gif

    post #14 of 32

    There are two problems that I see here: one, what was already mentioned about not being able to just search by name (or by perfumer like before!), but also two, the fact that it always displays a hit list.

    The old version gave you a page where you type in whichever fields you want to search, and click search. That page didn't take long to load.

    This version is updating the hitlist in "real time" as you check boxes or type text, and that means for every change I make on the left side (limit to Guerlain), I have to wait for the whole hitlist to refresh itself before making the next change (limit to men's), and wait again for the third change (1957).

    Also, the very act of loading the page for the first time means it has to load up the full hit list of tens of thousands of frags, which you didn't even want to see anyway. Who goes to the directory thinking "the only thing I want to see is everything, no search criteria" ?

    I also used to like the sort by date ascending and by date descending. And I don't understand what "most popular" means...I at first thought it meant number of total reviews, but now I see that it must be something else.

    post #15 of 32

    Bring back Advanced Search! I had a look at some other Huddler sites and I can't see anything as clever as Basenotes. The fragrance directory we have now looks final- and it's more complicated than any other Huddler site, and it's wasteful of time and CPU. I can't see an Advanced Search -say for notes- coming any time soon if at all. However, the present database structure looks as if it can take all the old data. Scent Of The Day and Wardrobe also look deceased.

    It would be in Huddler's interest to get this right sometime, not just ours. Come on Grant!

    post #16 of 32

    For now, if you don't know the manufacturer, entering the name of a fragrance in the site search seems to display that fragrance's review page as the top result.

    Alternatively, you can search by manufacturer in the Directory and that will return a list of their products.

    This may not be totally complete yet, but it's being worked on.

    Notes are an issue that has been discussed too, so must be in hand.

    post #17 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    There is one workaround for the highly motivated:

    Using Google search (or whatever engine you prefer), type site:basenotes.net +directory +mitsouko

    Your search results will include a link to Mitsouko's entry in Basenotes' fragrance directory.
    post #18 of 32




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