Posted on June 30, 2016 by Info info

Stop by our shops (Grand Case, St. Martin, F.W.I. AND La Jolla, CA*) to see what's in store for summer!

Bring the sensational aroma of the outdoors in with our housemade* reed diffusers. Available in a fresh floral (Ressort Élixir / Spring Elixir) or a crisp woodsy blend (Histoires de Feu de Camp / Campfire Stories), available online or at our La Jolla location.

If spending time in the sun is part of your summer itinerary, we have an assortment of beach essentials: wonderful and versatile cover-ups (beautifully woven and durable Turkish towels and sarongs), beach totes, and of course, fantastic books to be read beach- or pool-side!

Enjoy the sun and surf, wherever you may be!

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Fragrance: Keep the Passion Alive

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

As summer comes to an end, don’t let the sun set on your relationship; keep that heat alive by incorporating fragrance into your life. While there are many ways to invoke or maintain the passion in a relationship, the use of fragrance is not often considered. However, it’s a simple fix and highly effective.

Scented oils, perfumes, and other fragrances have been widely used by people since early civilization. Today, fragrances can be found all around, from scented candles to your favorite bath and body products. People often don’t realize that the scents in these products lead to emotional and physically stimulation. There are numerous reasons why people wear fragrances, but ultimately it boils down to the fact that they make us feel happy. However, this happiness is heavily dependent on the individual. It can range from the presence of pheromones, memories the scent invokes, a feeling of escape, and the ability to express individuality through fragrances. All of these emotions can lead to a stronger and happier relationship as well as work to keep the passion alive. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on pheromones as they relate to scents and attraction.

Pheromones are scent-triggered hormones that work to stimulate sexual appetite. Logically, this hormone plays an important role in human sexuality and desire. While it’s not the first question asked among our Tijon customers, the discussion of pheromones is undoubtedly had during our fragrance creation classes. We have even begun carrying a pumpkin spice soap, which is shown to increase penile blood flow by 40%. A pheromone is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species working to impact the behavior of the receiving individual. Enter sex pheromones. Sex pheromones are released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex for one purpose and one purpose only: to encourage the receiving individual that it’s mating time. While humans like to think of themselves as, well humans, at the end of the day, we are all just animals. The classic story of boy meets girl is highly influenced by sexual attraction, which is heavily determined by pheromones and scent.

That being said, don’t you think it’s time to look a little deeper into the scent that you’re emitting to your current or potential mates? The fragrance you spray on before a date (be it a first date or a date with your husband of 30 years) could be the difference between a lonely night and a not-so-lonely night. Analogs of the natural human hormone can be found in some fragrances triggering increased sexual appetite. The list of known pheromones is constantly growing. Though, most of the currently recognized pheromones only work on men. As such, women wearing these types of perfumes instill greater sexual desire in the men surrounding them while boosting her own self-esteem as her feelings of being attractive and adorned grow. This certainly makes any woman feel happier and a happy woman results in a happy man.

So, if you’re looking to keep that heat alive, you should definitely take notes on the following:

  • Men become more sexually aroused upon smelling Pumpkin and Lavender
  • Women become more sexually aroused upon smelling Cucumber and Anise.

Do with this information as you will.

For more information on fragrance and their impact on various aspects of our lives, come in to Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique located on 7853 Herschel Ave. La Jolla. You can also visit us online at www.tijon.com

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Scents of Summer

Posted on July 09, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

Scents that Summer Loves

Everyone knows summer is a time for bikinis, flip-flops, and summer dresses. However, there is one crucial summer-must that many people forget: that perfect summer scent. As literary author C. Joybell C. so wisely stated, “you are never fully dressed without perfume.” So, throw on your bikinis and flip-flops but don’t forget that crucial final step in finding that perfect summer scent (and no, I am not talking about the smell of sunscreen, chlorine, and ocean!).  The best summer scents are fresh and natural, giving you many options. There is the classic citrus or fruity scent, which are my personal favorites. Or, you can go in another direction and choose a woody scent (remember: woody doesn’t mean masculine, it just carries a no-nonsense femininity). If you are a floral-lover, light florals are also welcomed, just make sure they are not too heavy.

Scents to Pack Away with Your Winter Coats

Just as you wouldn’t wear a parka in the dead of summer, there are certain scents that should be avoided as summer ramps up. Heat increases the impact of odor meaning you want to avoid notes that could become headache inducing when intensified by the heat. These headache inducing notes include: cloying orientals, heavy floral blends, patchouli, and vanilla. A good rule of thumb is stay away from anything super sweet, syrupy, or sugary. So pack away your Euphoria by Calvin Klein with your winter clothes and take out your Daisy Sunshine by Marc Jacobs (you can never really go wrong with a Marc Jacob’s Perfume)!

Make Your Scent last in the Heat of Summer

As I mentioned, heat intensifies odor; it also makes wearing perfume a fleeting experience. The increased body heat causes the alcohol in the perfume to evaporate more quickly, which means you need to remember to reapply. Be mindful of reapplication, as you never want your perfume to enter the room before you do. A helpful hint in making your perfume last is: layer, layer, layer! Putting on a layer of lotion or sunscreen before you apply your perfume moistens your skin, making the scent last longer (make sure the lotion/sunscreen is unscented).

Noteworthy Summer Scents

  • Laugh Often Avon by Reese Witherspoon
  • Burberry Summer Perfume by Burberry
  • Hermés Un Jardin sur le Toit
  • Cranberry Splash by Marc Jacobs
  • One Summer by Calvin Klein
  • La Jolla by Tijon

    To experience our new summer scent, La Jolla by Tijon, visit us at our local La Jolla Location Tijon 7853 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla CA 92037, call a scent-specialist at (619) 821-8219, or order online at www.tijon.com.

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