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 (at least some of us) are deep into the dead of winter, it’s time to share our current EBP sniffages. (Not sure that’s even a word, but …).
As for me and my EBPs, I’ve been trying out Tom Ford’s Vanille Fatale (really liking it, but only have a spray, and am eager to try it dabbed), warming up with Guerlain’s Encens Mythique and Aerin Lauder’s Tangier Vanille, and layering and playing around with my vials of vanillas and Le Labos. And from the response from a recent post and all the love it got, I’m revisiting some Chanel No. 5. Not really a fan of it much, but do enjoy the Eau Premiere, my little dab o’ vintage parfum, and the newest one, L’Eau. And if the cold weather continues, I’ll be pulling out my Coromandel and Coco as well.
What about you? 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.
Have a great week, everyone, and stay warm (or cool, as the case may be)!