However, Myra's life changed drastically when the Kansas-Missouri Border war broke out. Bud went to war but was killed and as a result this took its toil on the family business. Myra's father sold all the property in Missouri and took the family and moved on a farm in southeast, Texas. Life for Myra Belle Shirley would never be the same again and she would eventually always be remembered as an "outlaw".
There was no reason for Myra to become an outlaw, but after the death of her beloved brother, Bud it is apparent that she was not able to handle the lost and so she got acquainted with men who associated themselves with guns to rob, steal and kill and they took advantage of Myra because she had the "material" means to support their cause.
This is where I truly believe that Lisa Fong, perfumer and owner of Artemisia Natural Perfume became inspired and dedicated Belle Starr Eau de Parfum in memory of Myra Belle Shirley, the women before the legendary, Belle Starr took over.
Myra fell in love a few times and bore two children by two different men who were considered notorious "outlaws". Myra eventually married and her last name became Starr. This was not the starring role that Myra was seeking but now that she had gotten so involved with her husband's trade of being an "outlaw", she felt there was nothing else she could do.
Myra changed her name to Belle Starr and was known for being the "bandit queen". Belle Starr was further known for dressing in velvet and feathers or sometimes in buckskin and moccasins. Belle Starr grew up with wealth so having a fragrance she could call her own would not seem to be anything out of the ordinary.