What’s your EBP? January edition

EBP beloved dab 2Howdy, Posse folks! Hope everyone out there is doing well. I’m back, feeling better, well-rested and happily sniffing again — thanks for the well wishes last week!

Anyhoo, 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 stands for 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 (or at least some of us) are in winter, it’s time to share our current fragrances.

As for me and my emergency backup perfume, I’ve been digging up and enjoying some oldie but goodies, including Amouage Beloved Woman, Chanel 31 Rue Cambon and Amouage Ubar Woman. All rich and elegant scents that make me feel like a million bucks as I sashay through my retail shifts. And thanks to March’s recent nude post (oops, that didn’t come out sounding right, did it?), I’ve unearthed Barbara Bui, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude and Bill Blass Nude, and am enjoying them as well.

Of course, even though I’m preaching to the choir — a word of caution: I try to keep my EBP items in a plastic zip-top baggie (a plastic-lined makeup bag would do nicely) in a feeble attempt at organization, but also mostly because I’m frightened of leakage. Having once had the lining of a handbag stained this way, that’s one fragrance emergency I’m not eager to repeat. And it is nice to have your scent choices all together and see them at a glance, instead of spread out all hither and yon in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.

Have a great week, everyone, and stay warm (or cool, as the case may be)!

5 Comments
Anita Berlanga January 13, 2020

y'know.... I really need to clear out my leetle bag!   In addition to my always-there vintage No5 I have 1ml left of a 5ml AdP Iris Nobile and 4 unmarked decants in little Creed bottles. Rut-row!  I think I will need to do some testerizin'..... :-)

Eldarwen22 January 13, 2020

Right now, I seem to be functioning on no 5, LADDM and vintage Shalimar currently. I am trying to finish some decants and maybe a few of those extrait bottles.

Elle January 13, 2020

I always have decants of Cristalle, Paris-Deauville, Paris-Venise, L'Artisan Parfumeur's Un Air de Bretagne, Hermes' Merveilles de Bleu, & Shalimar Cologne in my purse or desk drawer in work. The simple things are everything and, though I cannot spray it in work, just taking the cap off & huffing the residual Cristalle on the spray nozzle is sometimes enough to turn my day around (reminds me what I'm working for, lmfao...?).

Kathleen January 13, 2020

I keep my EBP decants/samples in a side pocket of my daily purse.  I just went through them, and they are: Roja Dove Elixir, Molinard Vanilla, ELDO Bacon de Noel, Tiffany EDP, Forte & Manle Amber Absolute, Phiilosopy Amazing Grace, and Lancome Tresor In Love.

Filomena January 12, 2020

My EBP is and always has been Hermes Hiris.