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Meet the Staff: Vanessa

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Info info
Introducing... Vanessa, Tijon La Jolla's new Assistant Manager!

Name: Vanessa

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!
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