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2016 La Jolla Father's Day Special!

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Info info
Our Mother's Day promotion was a complete success ... Naturally, we had to have the same promo for June in honor of Father's Day as well! 



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!

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Famous Fragrances Throughout History

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Emily Villanueva

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 by Guerlain

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. 

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The Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Emily Villanueva

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.

 

The Sophisticate

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 

 

The Romantic

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.

 

The Adventurous


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.

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    Tijon After Hours: Loco For Cocoa

    Posted on October 08, 2014 by Emily Villanueva

    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...

     

    Thursday's After Hours event featured local artisan chocolate from Dallmann Confections. Dallmann Confections began in 1954 by Guenther Dallmann who opened his pastry shop in St. Gilgen, Austria. His pastry shop was so well renowned that his children and eventually granddaughter, Isabella Valencia, expanded the family business to San Diego in 2006. Isabella was classically trained in Europe, specializing in fine chocolate making. 
    A quick history of chocolate: Chocolate comes from the cacao (cocoa) tree, which grows 20º above and below the equator, similar to coffee. In fact, the scientific name for the cacao plant is Theobrama cacao which is derived from Greek for "food of the gods"; from θεος (theos), meaning "god," and βρῶμα (broma), meaning "food". Chocolate got this name because it has a rich history for its use in ancient Central and South American rituals as offerings to deities and for consumption by priests. Archeological evidence of cacao was discovered in modern day Chiapas, Mexico dating as early as 1900 B.C. Chocolate was introduced to Western world in 1527 by the return expedition of Hernán Cortés and the rest is history!
    Chocolate is the end-product of an intensive process. First, the ripe cacao fruit pods are harvested by hand and opened by a machete to expose the cacao seed which is encased by pulpy mucilage. The thick rind is then discarded, the pulp and cacao beans are collected to ferment, which deepens the flavor of the cacao beans. After they are properly fermented, the beans are then laid out to dry before they go through a process called winnowing, which means that the pulp is husked off. At this point, the beans are ready to be transported to the roasting facility where they are broken open to extract cocoa butter. The remaining portions of the beans are referred to as cacao nibs which are then ground into a fine paste called the chocolate liquor. The liquor is then incorporated with a fat (cocoa butter or even milk fat solids), vanilla and sugar and is further emulsified together in a process called conching. The chocolate is then ready to be poured into molds, confectionary making or to be tempered with inclusions such as dried fruit, herbs, spices, citrus oils or zest, salt, or even bacon!
    The dark chocolate bars that were chosen for last Thursday's tasting are the following: the Maracaibo Classificado (60% Cacao Bar from Venezuela), the Provence Bar (locally grown lavender & Fleur de Sel fused in a 65% cacao bar from Madagascar), a Cardamom & Orange Zest bar (72% cacao), the Valencia (60% bar fused with star anise, cloves & cinnamon), and lastly for sheer kicks and giggles, the Bacon & Smoked Salt Bar (60% cacao). These chocolates were chosen because they correlate with the perfume oils that we have on our Perfume Organ. Along with the tasting, we set up water, tart Granny Smith apple slices & oyster crackers to aid with palette cleansing between tastings in addition to chocolate tasting note forms to serve as prompts. 
    And here are some pictures from the event! Make sure to attend our next After Hours on Thursday, October 23rd, where we'll be partnering with Finch's Bistro & Wine Bar for a French-themed night revolving around wine!
       
                                                          
      
                           
                          

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