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 into spring, it’s time to share our current samplings.
As for me and my EBPs, I’ve been trying out Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli and liking it, but need to spend a bit more time with it. Also revisiting two old favorites: the bright and lovely green of Maison Martin Margiela’s Untitled, which could be an earthier sister to Chanel’s Cristalle; and the sweet and a little spicy season-spanning sprite that is Si Lolita de Lempicka. And as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m trying to use my rare (and diminishing) lovelies, including Chanel Bois des Iles.
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)!!