Danielle has let us all know about changes at BoTO, and it’s my turn to sign off too. Danielle invited me to keep BoTO going but I’m… Read more “Keep smelling folks!”
It’s been a while. I got my muse back, and in one of my last posts (was it my last post?) I said that I knew it would… Read more “hey, here I am!”
Today, May 13th, Beauty on The Outside is four years old! I’d like to thank our loyal readers, commenters, and contributors; here’s to another great year! -dee
I started seeing comments from Dionne over at Now Smell This (where, to my embarrassment, I have been much less active in the comments since my move to Texas) which, despite the relative “newness” of her voice to that long-running conversation, most certainly did not carry the tone of a newborn perfumista. Insightful, honest, intelligent, and bearing a thoughtful gravitar to boot, I categorized her in my brain as “new to me, but not new.”
When she began commenting here at BoTO, I quickly noticed a trend: I wanted to read each of her comments over and over again— not because they massaged my ego with praise (Though I’d read that kind over-and-over too!) but because of the engaging and intimate quality the perfumed stories in her life. After reading one particularly moving comment, I realized that I wanted to hear more; had to hear more.
It took me a few days to work up the courage (I hardly *know* her!) but when you know, you know. I sent a bizarre and awkward email— my specialty— which led to a series of emails, which led to:
Dionne, a happily married mother of five hailing from the Canadian Rockies (and self-titled Frugal Perfumista), agreeing to join Anne-Marie and me on the Beauty on The Outside team!
Dionne is familiar to some of you, and new to others. But I think that you’ll agree, she’s right at home at Beauty on The Outside. Tomorrow her first post will be up; I know you are going to enjoy it!
Check out perfume writer Denise Hamilton’s latest article for the LA Times, Eau Naturel… and don’t forget to comment there and show your support! “For perfumers in… Read more “Uncommon Scents: Eau Naturel”