2016 La Jolla Father's Day Special!
Only in La Jolla, CA: when you book a Mix & Match class for Dad - you can attend the class with Dad FOR FREE!
Use code* LJDAD2016 for online orders: code will only work when there is more than one Mix & Match class in your shopping cart.
Or to schedule a class via phone, call our La Jolla boutique Tuesday - Saturday, between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm. Please have payment information on hand in order to secure your class session. 619.821.8219
Have a SCENTsational Mother's Day!! xo
Your friends at Tijon La Jolla
* This incredible offer expires 6/30/2016!
Famous Fragrances Throughout History
There is a certain allure that comes with the classics, and this is especially true of fragrances. For example, Marie Antoinette wore "Jardin Secret," a fragrance by Parisian perfume house Lubin that was rediscovered and revived as "Black Jade" in 2011. A spicy chypre floral, Jardin Secret/Black Jade is opulent and feminine-- the scent embodiment of Marie Antoinette herself. That's the power behind perfume: its ability to complement and create identity, which is an important aspect of being a public figure.
Here's a roundup of historical fragrances with their famous fans. Let's take a look!
Jicky by Guerlain
Worn by Brigitte Bardot, Jicky is considered the first "modern" perfume in the industry's history. It was the first "abstract perfume" in a sea of "figurative perfumes," and is the oldest perfume in continuous existence (it was first manufactured in 1889).
Created by Aime Guerlain (the son of the Guerlain's founder Pierre Guerlain), Jicky was inspired by a young woman Aime was enamored with. The juxtaposition of bright and aromatic top notes with a warm, spicy base makes this Oriental Fougere contrasting and surprising, much like the dynamic duality of coy sensuality that Bardot was famous for.
Shalimar is another legendary perfume from the house of Guerlain. In production since 1921, it was actually the result of a playful experiment by Jacques Guerlain (Aime's nephew). One day, Jacques poured a whole bottle of sweet vanillin into Jicky, and Shalimar was born.
Shalimar, which means "temple of love" in Sanskrit, was a direct product of the 1920's fascination with the Far East. While Art Deco style flourished and films like Casablanca glamorized Morocco, Guerlain took inspiration from the Taj Mahal and the mythical gardens of Pakistan. Heady, exotic, and mysterious, Shalimar is not for the faint of heart, and has thus been popular with many starlets and entertainers.
Joy by Jean Patou
Declared by Jackie O. as her signature scent, Joy is one of the most successful fragrances in history and is respectfully referred to as "the world's most expensive perfume."
With 10,600 jasmine flowers and 336 roses, Joy smells like "a light avalanche of flowers from the east and west" according to the Patou website. It is a white floral in its purest sense. Decadent yet delicate, and classy like no other, just like Jackie O.
Chanel No. 5 by Chanel
Chanel No. 5 is arguably the most iconic fragrance of all time. Launched in 1921, Chanel No. 5 was a trailblazer and a multitude of "firsts." It was the first to be created specifically for women (historically, fragrances were unisex); the first to be marketed by a fashion house; and the first created using revolutionary alchemy techniques. It was also the first to be advertised during the Super Bowl, and the only perfume immortalized in Andy Warhol's art.
The story goes that Chanel's perfumer Ernest Beaux made a variety of vials for Coco Chanel to test out, and she chose the fifth vial, hence the name. An intoxicating blend of rose, jasmine, and aldehydes, it is very widely worn. But the most well-known of its wearers is Marilyn Monroe, who famously said that Chanel No. 5 was all she wore to bed.
The Holiday Gift Guide 2014
In the spirit of giving, we've put together a little gift guide for you lost shoppers out there. We've carefully selected a range of items grouped by personality, and this week we're looking at the sophisticate, the romantic, and the adventurous.
For the elegant cosmopolitan with impeccably refined taste...
- LaSavane is our most classic fragrance that customers always compare to Chanel No. 5. Notes include jasmine, rose, tuberose, and vetiver.
- Our hand-painted scarves (in-store only) are the perfect accessory for a polished dresser.
- A book about fragrance (in-store only) from our carefully-curated selection will expand their already well-read mind. Choose from our 5 titles: A Beach Less Traveled, The Perfect Scent, The Secret of Scent, Perfumes: the A-Z Guide, The Essential Guide to Oils
For the sentimental dreamer in love with love...
- Baie Rouge is our most sweet and romantic fragrance, and it's pink! Notes include sweet pea, geranium, davana, and musk.
- They can give their lover a rub-down with our Massage Oil, a sensual blend of coconut, macadamia, jojoba, sweet almond, and olive oil.
- Our bath salts (in-store only) transform an ordinary bath into a luxurious treatment. Choose from our 6 blends: Sleep Lavender, Detox Soak, Acai Antioxidant, Muscle Soak, Lavender Dead Sea, and the Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak.
For the sporty thrill-seeker that hikes off the beaten path...
- Ile Pinel is our most distinct fragrance reminiscent of the woods and the water. Notes include basil, teakwood, dune grass, and oak moss.
- Our Atomizer Pen is sleek and unique, with a secret compartment for fragrance. Perfect for that person who's always on-the-go.
- Make sure they're properly protected in the great outdoors with our Tropical Lotion de Sunscreen, infused with Aloe and Coenzyme Q10. Available in SPF 8/18/30.
Tijon After Hours: Loco For Cocoa
On September 25th we hosted our very first Tijon After Hours, a new nightly series where we'll partner with cool local businesses for fun, one-night-only events that will evoke a new sensory experience. "After Hours" is a result of our long-standing desire to host more special events, collaborate with other businesses, and involve the community. And after months of planning, what a success it was!
The theme of the event was aphrodisiacs, so we focused on sexy scents, sensual aromas, and the biggest culinary aphrodisiac of them all: chocolate! Dallman Fine Chocolates from Del Mar provided five different dark chocolate bars, and Tijon staff member (and trained pastry chef) Vanessa guided the tasting. Here, Vanessa explains...