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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 01, 2016 by Info info

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.

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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

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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Meet The Staff: Jovan

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Emily Villanueva
This week we're starting a new blog feature called "Meet The Staff" where we introduce a member of the Tijon team. Like a well-balanced fragrance, each person complements our team as a whole. Get to know the notes behind the symphony. 

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!

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