Originally Posted by Thomas
I haven't been to BN in forever and long ago lost faith in their ability to discern good from crap. I mean, they love Creed beyond all rational limits.
+1; I haven't been there in 3-4 years either. IMHO, it died in about 2004-2005. For about 10 months in that time, it had a great blend of people both in the industry and just long-time customers who knew their stuff. Even Luca Turn was a member (as was, IIRC, Andy Tauer). The swap/sell boards were amazing, and the splits were a lot of fun.
Fragrance, though, just isn't the sort of thing you can keep up for a long time; after you have identified your likes and dislikes, you start to repeat yourself endlessly. At least on SF we have lots of other threads on other topics. Imagine if everything were like the SOTD... it would get old quickly.
Though, again, the last week or two on this thread have been incredible.
p.s. I think I was responsible for your collection ending up with Ho Hang, right? Oops. (haha) I hope it was in a box with other stuff that was better.