Oh, look, it’s that time again! And almost Thanksgiving, too — yikes!! Where has the year gone? Anyhoo, I want to take a moment and say how thankful I am for all you wonderful Posse readers, our fantastic Posse writers and our fearless leader Patty!! Now down to business: 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 stands for emergency backup perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA, commenting on one of my posts 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 even months ? — we forget to take them all back out again.
Now that we’re rolling into the holiday, it’s time to share our current sniffages. (Is that even a word? Oh, well.)
As for me and my EBPs, I’ve been revisiting Diptyque’s Volutes for these last few chilly days, some vintage Chanel Coco and the new Ferragamo scent (the name of which escapes me). And I think, depending on temps, I’ll either be in Carnal Flower or Clive Christian C for Turkey Day at my darling mother-in-law’s house. It will be a bittersweet holiday, though, as my brother-in-law, who passed away in March, won’t be with us, nor any of his family. But we will do our best to enjoy the day and be thankful for our many blessings.
What about your EBPs? Do have a peek at the bottoms of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your emergency backup perfume: What vials, decants, bottles, etc., are rolling around in there?
And, as always, a word of caution: I try to keep my EBP items in a plastic zip-top baggie (a plastic-lined makeup bag would do nicely) 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 all loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.
Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!!