What’s your EBP? Fragrance transition time

EBP As you all probably know by now, EBP isn’t some kind of official-speak, as in, “Hey, Joe, what’s your ETA to the next delivery stop?” It’s Emergency Backup Perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA on a post several years ago. It’s something a lot of us probably do without even thinking about it. We apply a scent at 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, sometime months), we forget to take them all back out again.

Now that it’s pretty clearly autumn here here in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are feeling the chill, and those of you in the Southern, are welcoming some heat. High time to do some fragrant transitions.

EBP As for me, I’m carrying around decants/samples of Tom Ford Noir Femme (a yummy chill-chaser with a bit of sexy thrown in), Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot, Norell New York (it doesn’t feel terribly fall-ish but I’m loving it anyway) and Bulgari’s Au The Bleu, softly refreshing for those gently toasty afternoons between the morning and evening chill. I’m hoping to try the new Azzedine Alaia scent, Alaia Paris, soon, too, as it sounds like a great fit for this time of year.

Speaking of which, its bottle, with its textured cap and tactile black bottle, as well as the sleek black and gold ribbed TF Noir Pour Femme one, have me in serious bottle want. Alas, I rarely buy full-size bottles, but these would make me very happy in minis or even in 1-ounce sizes.

Anyhoo, what about you? Do have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your EBPs: What vials, decants, bottles, etc., are rolling around in there?

As always, a word of caution: I try to keep my EBPs in a plastic zip-top baggie in a feeble attempt at organization, but also mostly because 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 have your scent choices all together and see them at a glance, instead of spread out loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.

16 Comments
eleebelle October 13, 2015

After being a ltitle bored with my summer fragrances, I switched over into cold-weather fragrances incredibly quickly, even before any real chill had set in. I've been carrying around Tauerville Vanilla Flash, Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, L'Artisan Noir Exquis, and the J.Crew/Arquiste scents, and I really can't get enough of any of them right now.

teri October 13, 2015

I always keep a few samples in a tiny ziploc bag in my purse. Right now I have one I love (Diptyque Eau Duelle) and two new (to me) ones that I am a bit enamored with - Fueguia's odd but wonderful Ballena de la Pampa and Parfums MDCI's masterfully blended Vepres Sicilienne.

Heidi October 12, 2015

I have a large spray sample of L'Artisan Premier Figuier in my bag -- it's my go-to that seems to suit most occasions, because it's got a little bit of everything: green notes, fruit but not too sweet, a bit sexy.

Fleurt4fleurs October 12, 2015

maggiecat. I really want to try Atelier Jasmin Angelique, how do you like it?

Fleurt4fleurs October 12, 2015

I have Frau Tonis Sminta in my purse. I love the long travel spray vial, because it doesnt get lost so easily. And a small vial of L'Heure Bleu.

maggiecat October 12, 2015

In addition to my decant of Atelier Jasmin Angelique, which I'm wearing today, I appear to also have a roller ball of Clean Cashmere, another delightful scent. Both are great for this transitional time (it's still hot here in Dallas for some reason! Ick!)

Patti October 12, 2015

For fall, I always carry around a roller ball of Ginger Soufflé by Origins. A few weeks ago I added L by Soft Surroundings. I realize that neither of these are by any great perfume house but they are yummy. The tobacco and honey opener of L just sends me.