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.