This is a tangent on the thread discussing Basenotes before 2010.
One things that's changed for sure over the last 5 years: the prices of vintage on decant and auction sites. Basically, now you get 7.5ml for the price what it used to cost for an ounce. Let's not even talk about rarities such as Tabac Blond or Cuir de Russie. Deals are fewer and farther in between. The frenzy triggered by the IFRA cleaned up the place, as people who own oldies realized what they had. Also, exclusives lines are all marked up like crazy, the upper $300s is becoming common.
What I loved about the "older" Basenotes were threads and reviews that did some "archaeological" research. Notably I remember Larimar posting on pre-Freysse, Daltroff Carons: fascinating stuff, but there is a definitely a smaller and smaller pool of people who can engage with that kind of talk.
So maybe one has to accept that some things cannot be the same anymore. I would still hope that Basenotes will make its readers demanding of bold, original, out of the mainstream scents. One condition for that is getting out of the rigid gender and age paradigms. Dudes from MFD, I can assure you Habanita and Cabochard can make you sexy as hell.