About BoTO

Beauty on the outside (BoTO) is the story of a love affair with perfume. It’s also, at times, a deeply personal catalog of my life, through the lens of fragrance (& other hedonistic pleasures). It began in the spring of 2008 as a beauty blog, and evolved over the years. Authors have come and gone, but the guiding principle remains the same: follow your inspiration, wherever it takes you.

beauty on the outside is an independent perfume, beauty, & lifestyle blog.

Utilize the search function, or click on a link in the tag-cloud to explore content.

The reviews and content are the authors own, and the blog owner is not affiliated with any fragrance, cosmetics, or other PR company. BoTO authors are not compensated for reviews. All products or services have been acquired personally by the authors unless otherwise stated.

If you would like to contact any of our authors, please email botoblog@live.com

Sample Policy: We are happy to receive promotional samples of perfume or beauty products for review. However, sending BoTO authors promotional samples does not guarantee that your product will be reviewed on the site, nor does it guarantee a positive review if/when the product is reviewed.

because beautiful things make us happy
—Danielle de Medeiros, March 2017