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 in spring, it’s time to share our current sniffages.
As for me, I’ve been enjoying Guerlain’s Champs Elysees EDP (thanks, dear Portia!), and an old favorite, Amouage Ubar Woman. And I recently tried the new Chanel Exclusif 1957. It was nice, but reminded me strongly of several something elses. Can’t think of the one scent, but later on in its progression, it did somewhat resemble a more musky version of Serge Lutens’ Fleurs de Citronnier. I’ll enjoy my sample, but likely won’t be pining for more.
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 as always — a word of advice: 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 frightened of leakage. Having once had the lining of a handbag stained this way, 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 enjoy yourselves!!