Hello, dear Posse folks! And happy spring (to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)! 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 heading into spring, it’s time to share our current fragrances.
As for me and my emergency backup perfume, in these uncertain times, I’ve been reaching heavily for fragrances that are beautiful and uplifting. Scents that are in my rotation right now include Guerlain’s Joyeuse Tubereuse (just gorgeous and not overpowering — this could be perfect for those of you who shy away from tuberose). Also Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower — a bit sexy, I know, but just so darned pretty; the bubbly sunshine in a bottle that is Le Labo Tubereuse 40, and Christian Dior’s New Look 1947, for feeling pretty and elegant, even when I’m home all day in holey jeans and scruffy shirts (my retail gig has shut down — just temporarily — I hope).
And as always — a word of caution: I always 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, stay calm and smell beautiful!