The headline is wrong - in concept - when saying, " ... a tempting new alternative to ... whatever ...". Of course, time is limited, and it is easy to get familiar within a location, make friends, trade, exchange off topic jokes, but still, there is no need to feel "loyal" to only one website and look down on the others in the field.
On the contrary, Management of all these three (3) big websites, Basenotes, Fragrantica, Parfumo possibly already know one another in real life, from visiting trade fairs or general get-togethers in the perfume world hemisphere. What would be so difficult, to help each other out with configurations of software ideas, so that when one gets stuck with server problems, the other colleagues could be consulted?
But, maybe, I am living in a fantasy world. So, what can I say ?