Meet the Staff: Vanessa
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Info info
Introducing... Vanessa, Tijon La Jolla's new Assistant Manager!
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Favorite Tijon Fragrance: Caye Verte - it is a delicate yet refreshing fragrance. It makes me think of a beachy romantic getaway, the undertones of sandalwood, musk & patchouli are wonderfully subtle.
Favorite Oil: Geranium - it's a lovely uplifting floral, yet it has a nice spice to it. In aromatherapy, it's used for its calming properties & health benefits (anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antiseptic, insecticide, regenerative, etc.). Geranium petals are edible garnish & geranium oil can be used as a flavouring in desserts, like jams, buttercream, tea, cakes & ice cream. One of my yoga instructors would give adjustments whilst utilising essential oils on her hands during savasana - I loved it so much that I got the same blend (geranium oil is a primary ingredient). It lifts my spirits every time I get a whiff - also being able to use geranium oil like you would use vanilla extract in desserts is a fun twist to a recipe!
When did you first start wearing perfume or cologne? What fragrance was it?: This is an embarrassing one, but mind you - I was probably 11 years old! - Tommy Girl.
What is your earliest scent memory?: The smell of sandalwood incense at my great-grandmother's house. To this day, the smell of incense brings so many memories to mind, including travels to temples in Asia, family occasions & cultural holidays.
Three words that describe you: Resourceful, Sassy, Inquisitive
What do you love most about working at Tijon?: Hearing the fascinating stories our guests tell about their experiences with fragrance & seeing their reactions when they blend their own perfume!