What’s your EBP? No, that’s not some kind of official-speak, as in, “Hey, Bill, what’s your ETA to the next delivery stop?” It stand for Emergency Backup Perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA on a post a few years ago. So several times a year, we dust it off and get a little nosy. 😉
It’s something a lot of us probably do without even thinking about it. We apply a scent at home, take the spray or vial or mini bottle with us for touch-ups later in the day and head out the door. And after a busy day or week(s), tend to forget to take them all back out again (at least I do).
OK, here goes — confession time: In my messy-as-usual purse, I’ve just pulled out a little vial of Chanel 1932 extrait that I’ve been testing side-by-side with a decant of the EDT:, also a bit of the new Cartier La Panthere that I’m quickly gobbling up, and a decant of Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights, each thanks to a lovely perfume pal.
The Chanels and the Cartier were perfect for our recent springlike days, and the Fancy Nights was a surprisingly nice mix of snuggly and sultry for the rainy and /or chillier days and nights. Call me (and my nose) crazy, but the FN could almost be Coromandel’s sweet baby sister.
So what about you all? Have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, desk drawers, etc., and share what EBP vials, sprayers, etc., are rolling around in there. Are there items in there you love and plan to get more of, or are there some that are just sort of “meh,” and will end up thrown into a miscellaneous box or drawer when they come out?
One caution: I try to keep my EBPs in a plastic zip-top baggie as 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 see your scent choices all at once, instead of spread out loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse or purse pocket, which is what I used to do, before said accident.
BTW, I will be in and out of town over the next few days and won’t be able to comment much, if at all, but will read all of your comments, and can’t wait to see what you unearth.