What’s your EBP? Fall (or change of season) edition

EBP 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!

33 Comments
Jennifer October 26, 2016

Shockingly,I don't have any fragrance in my purse! But in my defense I just switched purses this morning and I just got my Fossil Emerson bag for my tenth anniversary at work . I'm still huffing the new purse leather... That's perfectly normal ,right?

Marie October 24, 2016

I recently found a sample of Laboratorio Olfattivo Decou Vert in my purse, a green, spring-like floral scent. No idea why I left it in there for so long :P My new EBP is a sample of Back to Black.

Amateur Dilettante October 24, 2016

Ugh, I took out summer stuff but I have not replaced with a fall EBP. I cant even think of what I might choose right now. in previous years it was 5 o'clock au gingembre but that decant's empty now. I'd like to try something else. Does the eau de cologne Imperiale in my gym bag count?

Eldarwen22 October 24, 2016

I always keep a decant of the vintage Bal PdT in my purse, that is the only one that has a permanent place in my purse. I'm happy that I did get that Amouage decant set that has 12 Amouage offerings because I am currently carrying around Beloved and Jubilation.

rickyrebarco October 24, 2016

Guerlain Mon Exclusif always is with me and my Killian travel spray of Voulez-Vouz.... I just ordered a travel spray for Iris Silver Mist from Lutens. That will go with me on all my travels.

Sarah October 24, 2016

The Different Co. Bergamote lives in my bag- a pick me up that blends nicely with many perfumes applied in the morning. MFK a la Rose for out with my sweetheart, Uncle Serge Bas de Soie for a change and Killian Bamboo harmony because its rolling around in the bag! I love the idea of a change purse to organize them in. I also have to get my mitts on the Lei perfume oil. Glad your anniversary was full of love and stinks ?

Maya October 24, 2016

I usually don't carry perfume in my purse, but recently decided to order a rollerball of Oneself Hawaiian Flower Lei Perfume Oil for just that purpose. It's not a complicated scent but it is pretty and good year-round. In cool/cold weather, it makes me think of warmth and fun and laughter!

HeidiC October 23, 2016

I tend to only carry samples that I have extras of on hand, in case I lose it or it leaks (even inside its Ziploc) -- right now, that means Ciel de GUM, Mitsouko (just the EDT -- I keep the vintage parfum at home for special occasions), and Chanel No 19.

jjlook October 23, 2016

I think I may have said this here before, but a repurposed coin purse is perfect for this. I usually put a couple of the ubiquitous face soap or lotion sample packets in one side, and 3-4 perfume samples in the other. It snaps shut tightly, too. Right now it's le labo vetiver, Eau d d'Hadrien and amoreuse in case 3 wildly different random moods strike...

Gigi October 23, 2016

Right now, I have decants of Dilettante, Shangri La, Sycamore and a traveller of Ambre Narguile (that one's for my man). I don't really reapply at work but carry these as my night-timers after the SFW pretties for the daytime.

mikasminion October 23, 2016

I really have to limit how much stuff I toss in my small purse so am constantly removing lipstick, cuticle balms, and perfume and hauling them back upstairs. I do, however, allow myself to keep my decant of L'air de Rien and one or two other small samples. Right now I'm toting my rollerball of Stash, AA Herba Fresca (because it's still HOT in Texas in October), and Coromandel.

Tara C October 23, 2016

I don't carry any perfume in my purse. I spray copiously before I walk out the door and that has to last. Normally I don't buy anything that doesn't last at least 6-8 hours.