Well, no, most POL people are definitely *not* your everyday mass-market shoppers. Would Basenoters consider themselves the ordinary mass-market shoppers?...and I definitely don't worship classic or classic-style fragrances...I judge as I see fit. I do agree that it is a far more 'female-dominated' board, but really--we don't discuss Oprah all that much
POL and Basenotes are very different...I find Basenotes' Female Fragrance discussion not nearly as active as POL's board, but then, as you know, POL does have a greater number of female members. In terms of 'internet time,' POL has been around for a long while...I remember when it was around pre-Basenotes Female Fragrance discussion (although I recall Basenotes in general being around when I first signed up on POL).
and there's people that post on both, or people that used to post in POL and then moved to Basenotes