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 (or at least some of us) are full on in the grip of winter, it’s time to share our current sniffages.
As for me and my emergency backup perfume, I’ve been grooving on a lot of oldies and big-gun warmer-uppers, especially since embarking on the Big Perfume Clean-up Campaign to make DH happy. 😉 . Vanilla and spice have been working overtime, particularly: Indult Tihota, Le Labo Vanille 44, Guerlain’s Encens Mythique, and Tom Ford’s Vanille Fatale, plus some Guerlain Attrape Coeur. Also in the mix: Aerin Lauder’s Amber Musk, Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe, and Laboratorio Olfattiva’s Alambar.
What about you? Do take 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 even though I’m preaching to the choir — a word of caution: I always keep my EBP items in a plastic zip-top baggie (a plastic-lined makeup bag would do nicely too) in an attempt at organization, but also mostly because I’m scared to death of leakage. Having once had the lining of a handbag stained this way and a valuable sample wasted, that’s one fragrance emergency I’m not eager to repeat. And it is nice to have your scent choices all together and see them at a glance, instead of spread out all hither and yon 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)!