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 well into autumn, it’s time to share our current fragrances.
As for me and my emergency backup perfume, I’ve been enjoying something new and an oldie or two. I read somewhere that the newest of the Chanel Eaux, Riviera, was lovely layered atop Bois des Iles. And boy, is it ever! It creates a gorgeous scent that’s a little lighter and more citrus, just perfect for cool autumn weather. Also, another of the Chanel Les Eaux, Venise, is making my nose happy. It’s the warmest, most vanilla of the bunch, but still pretty light with moderate lasting power. As for oldies but goodies, I’ve pulled out Byredo’s Gypsy Water for a few cooler evenings as well as Costes 2, another old favorite that’s the ultimate in warm and cozy, without being a powerhouse cold-weather scent.
And even though I’m preaching to the choir — 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 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 stay warm (or cool, as the case may be)!