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Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences

1 L'Esperance Road, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 059-052-0812
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Tours, Specialty Shops
Owner description: Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Tijon is likely the only place in the world where you can participate in a "special activity" by choosing from over... more » Owner description: Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Tijon is likely the only place in the world where you can participate in a "special activity" by choosing from over 300 oils to create your own perfume or cologne. Sounds daunting, but Tijon makes it easy. The hardest part for many is naming their own fragrance. One experience takes 2-3 hours and costs 129€ (1€ = $1 cash). Everyone leaves with their own custom fragrance and a gift bag of Tijon products worth 40€ . Another experience takes 60-90 minutes and costs 75€ with everyone leaving with their own fragrance and a gift bag of Tijon products worth 40€. Tijon also offers an on-site boutique with its signature line of 18 French Caribbean fragrances, cosmetics and gifts. NOTE that we offer limited hours in Sept. and Oct. « less
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Sechelt, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the pleasure of making personal perfume for my sister, daughter and myself and the experience was like none I had ever done before. I highly recommend if on St Martin to travel to Grand Case and go make your own perfume. You will be treated like royalty and once done a champagne toast with the owner directly. Very... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My daughter and I went and had our own private perfume making experience and it was AMAZING. We had so much fun and it was so interesting to learn about perfume making. I had been to ST. Martin previously and I had really wanted to participate in the perfume making experience but never had a chance. John and his wife... More

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Melvin, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a very special excursion that may daughter and I took. It started with a very knowledgeable and friendly driver named Rick. He gave us laughs and a history lesson as we traveled to our destination. Once at the store, we met Cyndi and John and we were on our way to making our very own perfume. It was... More

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My sister and I were planning to go from our day in port from an NCL ship. It wasn't an available excursion, so we didn't make a reservation. Big mistake - it IS an excursion available from other ships. We were initially told no, but when John saw my sad face (it was my sister's birthday present!), he squeezed us... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the second time that I have paid a visit to Tijon, and it is always worth the time. Cyndi & John are the perfect hosts and experts on perfume. It is a great place to escape the summer sun or to make use of a rainy day. You can go into Tijon to make your own fragrance or... More

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Katonah, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What an absolutely AMAZING experience & reasonably priced. I spent 1 hour & learned a bit about creating a scent-then I got to actually create my own. To go home with my own unique fragrance---doesn't get better than that. My husband even found 1 that Tijon had created that is so far from what he normally wears that he bought... More

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CT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

John and Cindy are such great people! we had a great time visiting with them and making our own fragrances! It was a great place to escape the summer heat and play chemist for a bit. My husband and I both enjoyed this experience. It's overwhelming to imagine the possibilies but John and Cindy guide you in the right direction... More

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Nashville, TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On a rainy day in St martin, we entered this wonderful shop. John greeted us and quickly added us to an existing group. He in a fragrance genius! He was attentive and helpful answering ALL our questions. The experience was fabulous. My wife created her own fragrance to remember this wonderful day! Without a doubt, this was a highlight of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

WOW, the fragrances are spectacular! Picked up gifts for people and they loved them. This is a must visit place when to visit the island.

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Galveston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

much to choose from in terms of perfumes and colognes as well as special sunscreens, and mosquito repellents all made with you in mind. the owners John and Cindy are warm and welcoming. everytime we are in st. martin we make it a point to stop and get our special fragrances. they even conduct a class that you can design... More

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