I could be wrong, but I think BN was originally just men, the women joining in later. I think that I actually know more men who are into fragrance than women. I have read a board that had 99% women posting, and the threads are quite different, as they are here. The women are more conversational and tend to chat about our lives in relation to perfume, whereas I find the guys are quite analytical and technical. I think its great, it is a different way to look at scent.