Barnardo II & Barnardo Smoke
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
So many of us have been affected by breast cancer in some way. All month long, we support those who are fighting breast cancer or have survived it, as well as honor those who have succumbed to this terrible disease.
Our very own Jovan Van Drielle, President & CEO of Tijon Fragrance Lab & Boutique, is on a mission to change the world one heart at a time.
In the fall of 2015, following a life-changing adventure in France (that included a private tour of the Osmothèque in Versailles), Jovan noticed a small lump in her breast. Soon thereafter it was confirmed: Stage 3 breast cancer.
Jovan immediately thought to create something that could inspire other women in the same situation. And thus, the Tijon Heartlink necklace was born. A beautiful necklace - a talisman containing Colorado limestone that can be sprayed with a favorite fragrance every morning in order to boost one's spirits. The Heartlink necklace, available in a silver or gold finish, can slip easily over one's head, and every time you lift it to your nose, you are able to breathe in your favorite healing scent.
Since many are allergic to fragrance, especially while undergoing medical treatment, here Jovan discovered the perfect solution. You can easily apply your favorite essential oil to the absorbing stone (set inside the necklace) and totally experience a healing scent comforting you all day long.
Tijon's Heartlink necklaces: linking hearts and scent memory to comfort and heal.
Meet the Staff: Vanessa
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Meet The Staff: Jovan
Introducing... Jovan Van Drielle, co-owner of Tijon La Jolla
Name: Jovan Van Drielle
Hometown: South Plainfield, NJ
Favorite Tijon Fragrance: Barnardo Smoke, because it was a collaboration with my partner. He mixed many different oils and then I added one - Tobacco oil - to make it my own.
Favorite oil: Lily of the Valley. Earliest scent memory!
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: Age 14. Muguet des Bois by Coty.
What is your earliest scent memory?: Patchouli oil is what comes to mind, even though I never wear it, everyone around me did! It reminds me of my hippie days: peace, love and being "groovy."
Three words that describe me: Adventurous, Creative, Happy
What do you love most about working at Tijon?: Bringing people together to experience their scent memory "eureka" moment!