As you all probably know by now, EBP isn’t some kind of industry lingo, 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, sometime months), we forget to take them all back out again.
Now that we’re heading into a new season, it’s high time to sniff some fragrant transitions.
As for me and my EBP, I’m carrying around decants/samples of Atelier Cologne’s Bergamote de Soleil, L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse Jasmine & Bergamote, and Parfumerie Generale’s Indochine and Aomassai, along with Parfums MDCI Les Indes Galantes, for these still-chilly spring evenings. I’m also test-driving a bit of Armani Prive’s Vert Malachite (more on this in an upcoming post), and am dying to try MDCI’s new Fetes Persanes but haven’t gotten hold of a sample yet.
What about you? Do have a peek at the bottom of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your EBP: What vials, decants, bottles, etc., are rolling around in there?
And, as always, a word of caution: I try to keep my EBP items 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.
In that fledgling spirit of organization, I’m trying to do the same with my lipsticks, balms and pencils, too, although they seem to multiply and keep overflowing the baggie and ripping it. Maybe I just need to break down and get a small makeup bag and start packing it all in.
BTW, I will be in and out of town and unable to reply, but I will be reading comments and enjoying seeing what great scents you all are toting around with you.