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 , 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’re in 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 Tom Ford’s Vert d’Encens, Hermes d’Galop, Christian Louboutin’s Trouble in Heaven, and Amouage’s Lilac Love (not what you might think of as a traditional fall-type scent, but I’m loving its floral, slightly gourmand goodness anyway).
What about you? Do have a peek at the bottoms 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 all loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.
P.S. Thanks again for all of your wonderful anniversary wishes last week and also your mascara advice and suggestions. I wound up trying one of the mascaras and it did add a bit of drama and definition to my eyes for our night out, but with my very short, sparse lashes, there was only so much it could do, ha!