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Local's Guide to St. Martin

Posted on August 08, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

The following is a list of some fun things to do in St. Martin from a local, himself. That local is perfumer and Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique owner, John Berglund. Berglund left corporate America to open a parfumerie on the beautiful island of St. Martin with his wife, Cyndi, in 2007.

While you’re on a tropical island and it’s hard not to enjoy yourself, these activities can push your enjoyment on St. Martin to a whole new level.

Fun Things to do in St. Martin

1) Take a bottle of wine and climb up to Fort St. Louis at sunset

 

2) Take a day sail around the island, stopping to snorkel along the way

 

3) People watching at Orient Beach

 

4) Be a tourist and shop Front Street in Philipsburg

 

5) Spend an evening in Maho eating and listening to entertainment

 

6) Dining anywhere in Grand Case

 

7) Watching planes land at Maho

 

8) Walking out to the dock in Grand Case to check on the local fishermen

 

9) Making a custom fragrance at Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique

If you're in St. Martin, you must stop at Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique for an unbelievable and unique experience!  The experience is also offered in La Jolla, CA at Tijon's second location.  Visit www.tijon.com for more information.

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What's in a Name?

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Rachelle Crumrine

With the recent birth of the royal baby, people are abuzz about the name of this new little prince. William and Kate chose relatively quickly, taking only two days to settle on the traditional name of “George” for His Highness and third-in-line to the throne. Many moms in the UK even postponed naming their newborns until after they knew what the royal baby would be named! As you can see, choosing a name can be a tough process.

It is equally, if not more, tough to name something as evocative and ephemeral as a fragrance. Sense of smell is very elusive and hard to pin down. A perfume name can be inspired by a number of things: by its ingredients, by its scent personality, or by whatever is trending in the industry at the time. Oftentimes perfume houses will hire master marketers and focus groups to christen their creations with names that will sell.

On the other hand, some of the most memorable perfumes have a touch of the personal, inspired and named after people, places, or memories special to their creator. Here at Tijon many of our signature fragrances have a unique story behind their name.  Shallae was named after Rachelle, owner of Tijon La Jolla and daughter of Tijon’s founder John Berglund. Shallae is a French take on Rachelle’s nickname, Shelli, and is unique and luxurious, just like her!

Many of our perfumes are rightfully inspired by the island of St. Martin. Our top seller LaSavane is an adventurous, tropical scent named after a village nestled in the hills of St. Martin. The romantic, playful Baie Rouge was named after one of the most beautiful French beaches in St. Martin. And SXM, our robust men’s cologne and the very first fragrance John created, is named for the St. Martin airport code. Think: what do you suppose the story is behind your favorite fragrance?

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Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Posted on May 03, 2013 by Rachel Sanches

How do you say “thanks” to the woman in your life that has given so very much to you over the years? Not an easy feat – we know. Luckily for you, there are also unique and personalized gifts and options to ensure that the mom in your life has a Mother’s Day she won’t forget. 

 

Here are some unique ideas to clue you in on which route to take on the gift-giving front:

For the woman who appreciates smelling her best:Tijon, a St. Martin and San Diego perfume boutique, is providing a number of beautiful gift options to make your mom feel pampered.  For a one-of-a-kind gift, Tijon suggests adding a fun element to a bouquet of your mom’s favorite flowers with a sample of a new fragrance.

If you are feeling extra crafty and are in the area of St. Martin or San Diego, personalize your Mother’s Day gift even more! Stop by Tijon Parfumerie to create the scent that compliments your mom best, with its Mix & Match workshops.  Or book an experience with mom so she can create her very own custom fragrance. You can pair Tijon perfumes with your own compilation of flowers or even a hand-made card. 

 

For the wine-loving woman: Create a custom blend that’s as unique as her, all at the touch of your fingers. OC Custom Wine lets you choose from four California wines for your custom mix. Feeling less adventurous? Personal Wine lets you personalize the label once you select your favorite from hundreds of award-winning wines from around the world.

 

For the artsy, eclectic woman: Snap a shot of your profile and order her a custom cameo necklace on Etsy. Turn your silhouette into a simple yet stylish work of art that will hang around her neck for years to come.

 

For the keepsake-kind: Nothing holds dearer to the heart than a photograph of a special moment you wish could last forever. Grab your camera, your favorite outfits and your best grins to the shores for a family photo shoot. Check out some local photographers on Yelp, or some cool poses on Pinterest. You’re sure to snag a few keepers!


Don’t wait too long! Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  To get some more aromatic inspiration, visit Tijon online (
www.tijon.com) or stop by our boutique in La Jolla or St. Martin. Happy Mother’s Day!   

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