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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 12 attractions in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Groton, CT
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can take a course in perfume making or buy one of their scents. They offer all natural insect repellant, sunscreen and after sun. There are fancy cosmetic shops on the island where you can spend a lot more for a lot less. The expert advice from the folks that make the product is priceless.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I took my daughter and two granddaughters, ages eight and ten, to invent our own special scent at Tijon Perfumerie's mix and match class. What fun !!!! The shop is immaculate, and the owners welcoming and helpful. We had been to a class last summer in Grasse France, that did not compare.We all voted this experience a highlight of our... More

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Blair, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great gift shop and perfumery! Owners make you feel welcome and wanting to come back. Custom perfume, t-shirts, purses, hats, jewelry and more.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I went along with a friend to create our own perfume at Tijon. We chose the Perfume in a Flash option. It was fun and educational. I wondered how you could choose different scents and create something beautiful and personal but it works! Your formula is saved so you can order more whenever you want. The only note i make... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My wife scheduled herself and six friends for the 2 hour class. Each expressed their pleasure at making their own perfume and learning more about the history and science of perfume making. Cindi is an excellent teacher and provided guidance to aid each in developing their own scent. The champagne toast was a fitting conclusion to a wonderful afternoon out... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I booked the day before arriving from our cruise. John and cindy were fantastic with returning my emails and welcomomg me to the shop. I booked the mix and match 1 hour workshop. it was fun and interesting. I had no prior experience with purfume making but have left with more knowledge and a bottle of my very own purfume.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My boyfriend gave me the 2-3 hour Perfume 101 class for my birthday. He took it with me and we both LOVED it. I was already interested in making perfume and had a little bit of prior knowledge; my boyfriend was completely new to the whole thing, and we both had a blast. John and Cindy were super nice and... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I wanted to take the two hour class and make my own perfume. After we emailed and inquired about it, John wrote us and told him there had to two people booked to take the two hour class. So I "invited" my husband to take the class with me and told him he could make some perfume for our adult... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We booked a class with them privately for a day while on a cruise to the Caribbean. John and his team are amazing and will help you through the process. I booked this for my wife and thought I would just do it for her. I ended up thoroughly enjoying it right along with her. We left with our own... More

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very interesting shop for locally designed and manufactured perfumes. We did not attend the classes, but my wife truly enjoyed the perfume. The owner is a very friendly and engaging gentleman. Give him some business...and take home something truly authentic from St. Martin!

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