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Eau de World Showcase – A Fragrant Journey Around Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on February 17th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


I’ve long associated Epcot with a variety of wonderful scents. A sniff of an orange, a rose or a campfire reminds me of my three favorite Future World pavilions – Horizons, Journey Into Imagination and Spaceship Earth respectively. In World Showcase, there are also many delightful things to smell, from the signature restaurants (hello, Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier in Canada pavilion) to the several merchandise locations that offer a variety of fragrances. I recently strolled around the “world” in search of the perfumes, lotions and more you can take home or give as gifts.

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My journey began in Norway pavilion where I found fragrances for women and men by Geir Ness. You may recall my previous interview with Geir about his perfume “Laila” which he named after his mother.

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Next, I made my way to Italy pavilion where the Il Bel Cristallo shop offers several items by Fendi, Prada, Acqua di Parma, Bvlgari and Valentino.

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The Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan pavilion has a small assortment of perfumes and colognes by Shiseido (my personal cologne of choice!) and Issey Miyake. This pavilion is also one of three World Showcase pavilions that carries incense. I love the sandalwood incense sticks from Japan (I consider it the official scent of my apartment). Look for other incense options in China pavilion and Morocco pavilion.

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The France pavilion is home to two different fragrance destinations. The Plume et Pallette shop is home to designer French fragrances from Chanel, Escada, Givenchy, Lacoste and more. In La Signature, you can choose from over 70 different French cosmetics and fragrances, including Guerlain.

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Finally, I made my way to United Kingdom pavilion where I found a small assortment of lotions and other goods from Buckingham Palace. The Lords & Ladies shop also had gift sets and fragrances by the Berkeley Square Cosmetic Company.

After all this talk of scents, I wish my computer monitor had a scratch and sniff option.

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Chris on February 17th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I love the Laila perfume from the Norway pavilion. I get so many complements on it when I wear it. It also takes me back to our WDW trips which is always a plus!

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Renee on February 17th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I bought Dior Addict at Epcot in the France Pavilion and I highly recommend picking up a new scent that you like – as the previous person commented, it takes you back – a great way to bring back some of the magic!

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david on February 17th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

My wife loves the Cristallo shop, Steven! I think we spend a few bucks there each visit! Your HM Pal, David

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Ruthie on February 18th, 2014 at 1:37 am

I’m not a perfume wearer but I have two favorites, actually both lasted for over a year so I need to get to Epcot and see if they are still available

In Italy, I have a family tradition, every time I am there I call my darling Aunt who is 82 years old & lives in Queens NY ( think of Sophia from the Golden Girls and you have a good idea ;-) ) She gets the biggest kick when I call & tell her I am calling from Italy I had found a liquid hand soap made with olive oil Not only did it do wonders for hand softness but the delicate aroma brought me right back to her house & those wonderful traditional Sunday dinners putting a smile in my heart She loved it too

The other was a hand cream/lotion in France with the scent of orange blossoms Everytime I used it before I lived here the scent always transported me to Florida.. more smiles :-)

Ok heading to Epcot for Flower & Garden and really need to find these again

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Jana from VA on February 18th, 2014 at 7:22 am

I was so excited to see this entry. Every time we go to Epcot, I purchase soap from a store in France. On my last trip, I only bought a few bars, and wish I had bought more. For some reason I can not recall the name of the brand. Maybe you can help? I buy it in the France store that sells wine and other items, like soap, lotions, ect. They have many different fragrances, like lemon, peach, milk, lavender, ect. They are located on the back wall, always. Do you happen to know the brand?? Thanks!

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