Celebrating Dads and Grads!

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Cyndi Berglund

It's nearly half way through the year - how time flies! You have just over two weeks to come up with an idea for what to get Dad for Father's Day (Sunday, June 18). Meanwhile, it's graduation season. So read on to find out what unique gifts we offer in order to celebrate your loved ones!

Just in! Our graduated tempered-glass mugs are custom-made in the USA! Sip your tea or coffee piping hot or over ice in this sleek glass mug while you mull over your next fragrance recipe. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Available online and at Tijon St. Martin.

Other fantastic gift ideas for Men:

Choose from our founder's special fragrance creations: SXM, 2.0, X.2, 3.0 - all available in Gift Sets (atomized fragrance, scented lotion, deodorant powder).

Tijon Fragrance Atomizer Writing Pens: Choose between silver or gold accented black lacquer pens that not only write nicely but have a secret compartment for fragrance ... perfect for air travel or a spritz on the go!  



 Here are our top recommendations on how to celebrate the dads and grads in your life visiting or living in St. Martin, FWI, for Father's Day!.

1. A Tijon gift certificate for a fragrance creation experience. With over 350 oils to choose from, your father or special grad is sure to craft a one-of-a-kind fragrance. Leather, tobacco, spearmint, oakmoss, Fraser fir, cedar wood, neroli just to name a few of the possibilities which are quite endless!

2. A handcrafted custom fragrance that your father or grad will enjoy. 
    Don't have time for a full class session? Be sure to stop by our lab for a 20-minute Fragrance in a Flash experience. Our fragrance specialists will create two recipes based on whatever you have in mind and bottle the one you like best. 


3. Brunch, lunch, or dinner at any of our favorite Grand Case Restaurants, namely Spiga, across the street from our boutique!), Sunset Cafe at the gorgeous Grand Case Beach Hotel, L'Auberge GourmandeVilla Royale, Piazza Pascal, Ocean  82, Bistrot Caraibe, Blue MartiniRainbow Cafe as you can see the possibilities are almost endless.............

Blue Martini

4. Walk along Grand Case Beach to hunt for sea glass, take a swim and then enjoy a tropical drink with a breathtaking view of the sunset!

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Sweet Spring

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Cyndi Berglund

By popular demand, our St. Martin lab & boutique now offer a moisturizing sea salt scrubs, available in a light and lovely citrus scent.

Our luxurious body sea salt scrub is made in small batches in our St. Martin lab.

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Tijon's California Coastal Collection

Posted on September 01, 2016 by Cyndi Berglund

Have you tried Tijon's exclusive California Coastal Collection yet? 

Each of these best-selling fragrances evoke the essence of the following unique San Diego coastal communities:

As dazzling as the Crown of San Diego, this sweet summery scent combines jasmine with tropical fruits and fresh citrus notes like lime, coconut, papaya and orange with traces of chamomile and clove.

A fragrance that is as complex as the Jewel of San Diego, this refreshing unisex fragrance combines citrus scents of bergamot, lime, mandarin, coconut, verbena and grapefruit, with a hint of fir balsam and sweet flowers, finishing with patchouli, amber, sandalwood and musk undertones.

Reminiscent of Southern California's orange groves of yesteryear, this upscale, luxurious scent opens with orange blossom transitioning into notes of bergamot and green tea with soft mint undertones. The fragrance finishes its scent trail with oak moss, musk and patchouli.

Created in honor of the first addition to the Tijon family, Baby Solana, and the beautiful neighborhood of Solana Beach. This unique fragrance combines the scent of fresh rain with hints of invigorating spearmint eucalyptus and sweet summer fruits.

Our California Coastal Collection is available for purchase online or at Tijon location: St. Martin 

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Tijon All Natural Relief Oil Blends

Posted on August 15, 2016 by Cyndi Berglund

Tijon blends the highest quality essential oils to create exclusive formulas that assist with various ailments, namely: migraines, airborne allergies, arthritis and trouble falling asleep.

Did you know that migraines affect 18% of women, and 6% of men?
For many, essential oils are the best way to prevent and lessen the severity of migraine attacks. Our blend of essential oils aims to rebalance the nervous system and relax muscles in order to mitigate migraine/headache pain and suffering.

Did you know that allergies affect 1 in 5 people?
Allergy sufferers, rejoice! Tijon has developed a potent essential oil blend that eases congestion without the common side effects of drugs. Of the oils used, many have natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Did you know that 1 in 2 people over the age of 50 suffer from arthritis?
Tijon has formulated a blend of essential oils to reduce joint pain and stiffness, while increasing circulation, flexibility, and mobility. 

Sleep Aid8
Did you know that 56% of people experience some symptoms of insomnia?
Tijon's exclusive formula blends 8 of the highest quality essential oils to reduce stress, induce peace and sleep without next-day drowsiness. 

Made in small batches, each Relief Oil blend is available in 10 mL roll-on bottles for easy application and are available for purchase online or at Tijon  St. Martin

Please note: These products should not be substituted for, or used to alter, medical therapy without doctor's advice. For a specific health problem, an existing medical condition, or if you're pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult a physician before using any of these products. Always do a 24-hour skin test prior to using any products containing essential oils.

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Famous Fragrances Throughout History

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Cyndi Berglund

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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