Originally Posted by blohan
Sorry, I don't know where to post this, what happened to the website? And why can't I see ANY info on any perfume?? This is so upsetting.
I agree. I have been a basenoter for quite a while. It was my introduction to the perfume community. The fragrance directory no longer functions as a viable format (for me) to access reviews of perfumes written by members. It used to be the part of the website around which everything else orbited. It was an open forum for people to discuss their impressions of perfumes. I just tried to look up Dior Vetiver, which someone is offering for sale. I want to see people's impressions of it, positive/negative/neutral, the notes in it, trusted reviewers opinions of it. I was trying to search the directory for this information, and after a few minutes of trying to deal with the drop-down menus, I can't find it. I'm not an idiot, I know how to use a website. I don't appreciate the shifting of blame onto the users (who are the creators of the best material on the website and made it what it used to be) with "you just have to get used to it" and "you can find the information, you just have to look harder for it." It's poorly designed and either it needs to be re-designed or a lot of people will no longer be interested in using it or adding to it.
Blohan summed it up perfectly, honestly and succinctly, and no one has actually responded to her concerns. It's been three months now since the overhaul. I'm still waiting for a fragrance directory I can actually use.