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’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, sometime months), we forget to take them all back out again.
Now that it’s pretty clearly autumn here here in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are feeling the chill, and those of you in the Southern, are welcoming some heat. High time to do some fragrant transitions.
As for me, I’m carrying around decants/samples of Tom Ford Noir Femme (a yummy chill-chaser with a bit of sexy thrown in), Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot, Norell New York (it doesn’t feel terribly fall-ish but I’m loving it anyway) and Bulgari’s Au The Bleu, softly refreshing for those gently toasty afternoons between the morning and evening chill. I’m hoping to try the new Azzedine Alaia scent, Alaia Paris, soon, too, as it sounds like a great fit for this time of year.
Speaking of which, its bottle, with its textured cap and tactile black bottle, as well as the sleek black and gold ribbed TF Noir Pour Femme one, have me in serious bottle want. Alas, I rarely buy full-size bottles, but these would make me very happy in minis or even in 1-ounce sizes.
Anyhoo, what about you? Do have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your EBPs: What vials, decants, bottles, etc., are rolling around in there?
As always, a word of caution: I try to keep my EBPs in a plastic zip-top baggie in a feeble attempt at organization, but also mostly because 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.