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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.