First off, thanks so much to all of you for your lovely birthday wishes. OK, now onto fragrant fun: What’s your EBP? No, that’s not some kind of official-speak, as in, “Hey, Joe, what’s your ETA to the next delivery point?” It’s Emergency Backup Perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA on a post several years ago. So I decided to run with it from time to time. I thought it a clever idea, and something a lot of us probably do without even thinking about it.
We wear a scent from home, then put the spray or vial or mini bottle into to-go mode and head out the door. And after a busy day or week (or in my case, months), they start to add up and we forget to take them all back out again. I did this earlier this year, so let’s take another look.
OK, I’ll go first: In my very messy handbag, I have lurking: a small decant of Tom Ford’s Shanghai Lily. However, I’m loving this lily so much, no matter the temperature, that I think I’ll have to get a bigger decant for home and leave this little spray beauty in my bag.
Also unearthed were Pdn’s Eau Soleil, Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede, and Jovoy Gardez-Moi, all left over from late summer. And now that it’s
late October yikes! early November — I told you it had been a while since I cleaned house (purse?)! But in my defense, summer here easily lingers well into September, very often flirting with October, darting in and out between cooler days, so it makes no sense to put away the warm-weather faves too soon. But now that autumn is really and truly here, I need to replace these with scents more temperature appropriate. I’m considering grabbing a few of my fall cuddlies like Costes 2, Byredo Gypsy Water, etc.
So have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, desk drawers, etc., and share what EBP vials, sprayers, etc., are rolling around in there.
One caution: I try to keep my EBPs in a plastic zip-top baggie as I’m deathly afraid of leakage. Having once had the lining of a handbag stained this way, I’m not eager for a repeat performance. And it is nice to see your scent choices all at once, instead of spread out loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.