One challenge of posting on a forum populated in part by vendors is the difficulty in exchanging honest reviews in public without insulting anyone who is a member of the community and whom we view as friends or colleagues. On those times I’ve been a bit blunt / honest / direct when discussing oils, I have always “held back” on the negativity, but still felt bad about not being effusive about a sample, even though I was choosing my words carefully. In a social group, the “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing” approach is a decent place to start, and I feel like that is the driving principle here, but it kind of distorts reality to keep everyone involved. Can we create anonymous polls to review oud oils to create a way for honest collective feedback? for example , you could create a poll with the name of an oud, and then have check boxes or a multiple choice questionnaire, along with a summary of the polling results. You could focus on objective characteristics - longevity, projection, barn level, etc. along with some kind of general personal appeal questions (for example, is this in the top, middle, or bottom 1/3 of oils in your experience). I imagine a strong negative review could lead to some challenging fallout, but we are all adults and I think ultimately a vendor would want to know which of their oils are being favorably received and which are getting candy coated public reviews out of respect / kindness / social graces (but not earning repeat customers). Also, being adults, we would know to take any “love it / don’t love it” questions in the poll for what they are: personal taste and opinion. But there could be other questions focused on less subjective information as well like duration, projection, funk level, and so on. As I think about this idea I’m sort of only half enthusiastic about it, but I figured it was something we could discuss here and maybe implement in some adequate way if people like the idea.