Happy October, folks! It’s that time of year again to ask: What’s your EBP? As you all probably know by now, it’s not some kind of official-speak, as in, “Hey, Joe, what’s your ETA to the next delivery point?” It’s Emergency Backup Perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA on a post 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, sometimes months), we forget to take them all back out again.
OK, I’ll go first. In my seemingly always messy handbag, I have lurking: samples of Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid, Frederic Malle’s Eau de Magnolia, By Kilian’s Apple Brandy, and a new love of mine which I carried on about in a recent post, Hiram Green’s Moon Bloom.
Up until last week, it’s been fairly warm here but we have just had our first cold snap, so my scents are a mixed bag this time around.
So have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your EBPs: what vials, sprayers, rollerballs, etc., are rolling around in there?
As always, a word of 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 have your scent choices all together and see them at a glance, instead of spread out loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.