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Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences

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Address: 1 L'Esperance Road, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: +1 059-052-0812
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Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Choose from over 300 oils to create your...

Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Choose 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€ . The most popular 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 21 French Caribbean fragrances, cosmetics and gifts. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 5pm and other times by appointment. NOTE that we offer limited hours in Sept. and Oct.

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An Excellent Experience!

We dropped by Tijon during our vacation in late June. The location is perfect. It is within walking distance from the Grand Case Beach Club, Hotel L'Esplanade and "Restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Middlebury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped by Tijon during our vacation in late June. The location is perfect. It is within walking distance from the Grand Case Beach Club, Hotel L'Esplanade and "Restaurant Row". My daughter and son created their own perfumes with the help of Mili and John. My son created one for his grandmother's birthday. It was a great personalized gift! We... More 

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Orkelljunga, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the one hour mixing class where you create your own perfume. The staff were very helpful and we learned a lot about perfumes. When you do this class you don't start from scratch, which for me was good because it is very difficult to decide which scents go together and even if you like them all they may... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best island activities I have ever done! John and Mili provided me with a private 3 hour lesson that allowed me to create my own perfume. They provided a basic overview and then let me create away to my hearts content. Mili was very helpful in making suggestions about base oil options while ensuring that... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and participating in our perfume experience at Tijon St. Martin! It's people like you that make our jobs so delightful! Glad you had fun and we do look forward to your next visit! Much thanks, Cyndi, John and Mili More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I selected a beautiful perfume that was already made. However, you can make your own! I didn't have the time to make as we were headed off to an excursion. However, I will next time.

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your nice review! We are happy you found one of our 22 fragrances already made that you liked! Every time you wear this fragrance will remind you of your visit to St. Martin! Hope to see you again when you have time to truly create your very own custom fragrance! All the best, Cyndi... More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John and Cyndi are absolutely wonderful people. To top it off, they sure know what they are doing in this business. I was so intrigued, I was sure to get Johns book he had written about moving his family from MN to his dream location of St. Martin. Part lawyer, part chemist, part author, part husband, part dad, part perfumer-... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience was recommended to us by our hotel owner, and after reading great reviews, we decided to give it a go. First, we smelled their 22 or so pre-made fragrances and selected our one favorite (for reference in case we got stuck later making our own). Then we donned lab coats and were taken into the lab to begin... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of creating your own fragrance. This was an amazing experience. I booked a time and ended up having a private "lesson". I enrolled in the 1.5 hour class. We first were introduced to our nose by smelling about 20 different perfumes. A small atomizer of my favourite one was included in my gift bag. You create... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Congratulations on creating your own fragrance this week! We appreciate your visit and know that the memories will last a lifetime! All the best, Cyndi & John More 

Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE perfume. I have been to two other places where I made perfume; this one was by far the best. The guidance I received helped me create a true masterpiece - something I would be delighted to find in a store but even more special because it's my very own, one-of-a-kind creation! My fragrance is precious to me. It's... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! So glad that your experience at Tijon St. Martin will bring you lasting memories! Cheers! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a break from the sun and my wife was excited about the possibility of making her own perfume. So we signed up and did it. John and Millie did a great job of explaining the process and making suggestions as we mixed different oils. What seemed at first overwhelming soon became a great adventure with their help. Well... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a break from the sun at Tijon St. Martin! So glad your experience was both educational and fun! Enjoy the memories! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My husband and I honeymooned in St. Maarten near Maho beach. We rented a car to get up to Grand Case specifically to take a class at Tijon (side note - rent a car. it's easy to get around the island and much cheaper than a cab when you can't take the bus). We had the best time! The owners... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Congratulations on your marriage and honeymoon in St. Martin! So glad you decided to add a lasting memory off creating your own custom fragrance together! Now every anniversary you will have an extra special bonus! Knowing that you can always re-order your special custom fragrance is a treat too! We appreciate your visit and wish you many years of health... More 

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