I thought I was losing my mind. I was in my kitchen doing the usual, just putting the dishes in the dishwasher, and then wiping all the counters down. All of a sudden I noticed a wonderful aroma. During the first week I couldn’t figure out what it was. I just kept thinking it was almost like someone was walking by me, wearing a wonderful perfume. The scent would just come and go that fast. Finally – right around the second week, it finally dawned on me what that wonderful scent reminded me of!
It was without a doubt – the same beautiful waft of fragrance I get every time I walk through the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World! I don’t know if they pipe that smell into the resort, or what, but none of the others smell quite the same to me. I always thought maybe the Contemporary had the smell of happiness, or maybe it was just the anticipation of visiting the love of my life, the five-legged goat. Now I know it must be the scent of orange blossom and verbena. It is very distinctive – and quite wonderful.
I am definitely addicted to Disney, but even I knew this was totally weird and not normal. But where was it coming from? Was it just my imagination?
I think it was right around week three I was washing my hands and the kitchen sink and it came to me. DUH!! This fragrance was coming from the new hand soap that I had been using! I picked up the bottle and looked closely at the label.
“Avon naturals orange blossom & verbena juicy moisture moisturizing hand soap. Formulated with orange blossom and verbena extracts, this moisturizing hand soap gently cleanses and conditions. Leaves hands feeling soft and vlevety-smooth.”
I thought to myself that Avon was marketing this stuff all wrong. When I close my eyes and smell the bubbles, I can almost hear the monorail gliding by over head. This bottle makes no mention of the Contemporary at all! Can you imagine?!
I asked my husband to smell the soap and tell me what it reminded him of. He had no idea what I was talking about – but he also doesn’t love Disney the way I do. I am wondering if any of you out there have ever owned this product? Is there anyone else who shares my opinion or is this just a crazy notion that I have?
I would love to order more and send you some to try. Unfortunately, as I publish this post, Avon says this exact product is no longer available,
I have recently met an Avon rep on facebook, who is very dedicated to her business. She has not given me any money, free product, or promised commissions to mention her. I simply wanted you to have a resource in case you wanted to try and find this item for yourself. She may be able to recommend something similar, or have access to discontinued items. It’s worth a shot.
Here is a link to Kimie’s Avon site. If you enjoy facebook like I do, you can also contact her here. Good luck in your search for this wonderful product – and please tell Kimie that Disneyways sent you!
This is hilarious! I thought I was the only one who loved the distinct smell of the Contemporary! Once in a while I’ll get a whiff of something similar and it instantly brings me to the CR and makes me happy! I was just there yesterday and when the monorail doors opened I was sniffing to take in the scent- my husband thought I was nuts! I have to find this soap! 🙂
Jennifer and Lori thanks so much for your comments – and helping me convince my husband I am not completely crazy! 🙂
I love that smell and always wondered what it was. I really need to find it too.
http://www.enviroscent.com Green Clover and Aloe – I asked at the reception desk of the Contemporary and they gave me a little slip of paper with this on it.