i suppose it's just for convenience. i would guess that although there is a lot of overlap, in general, men will mostly be interested in men's scents, and women in women's. men will also tend to know more about men's scents, and women more of women's. (at least that's how bn started out). seems to work pretty well. i agree that there are many generic fragrance topics that could really be on both boards. i dunno. you could post the main thread on one board, and a link to it on the other board if you want to.