All of us at the Posse are sad to note the passing of our friend Robin, known to all in this internet perfume world as VioletNoir. It’s hard to believe that she’s gone- I saw her less than three weeks ago at the ScentBar holiday party, and she was her usual energetic and magnetic self.
Those of you who knew her in cyberspace of course know her humor, her sense of fun and her deep knowledge and appreciation for all things related to scent. For those of us lucky enough to have met her in person, we can add that she also was a lovely lady with a ready smile, an infectious laugh and huge amounts of personal style. Her kindness and generosity was legendary. She was one of those people who, five minutes into meeting her made you feel not that you were meeting someone for the first time, but that you’d reconnected with a good friend with whom you had inexplicably lost touch.
I’ve heard people deride the online world as somehow anodyne to the “real” one. People I have met online have become real friends to me, whether I see them every few months, every few years or never. There are several people in this little world that I consider closer to me than some people that I might see every day. Although I saw her with relative infrequency, Robin was one of those people.
Farewell, VioletNoir. You will be missed.
Thanks to Karen and IrisLA for passing along the news. Please share your memories of this fine lady in the comments if you wish.