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“Not just a beautiful shop - an experience”

Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences
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Owner description: Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Choose from 3 perfume creation experiences, one taking 3 hours (reservation required), one taking 60-90 minutes (the most popular, reservations recommended) and one taking 20 minutes. The hardest part for many is naming their own fragrance. In the two longer experiences, in addition to your own bottle of perfume, you also receive a gift bag of Tijon products valued up to 45 euros. Tijon also offers an on-site boutique with its signature line of 23 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. See our website for more information.
Minneapolis
1 review
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“Not just a beautiful shop - an experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2010

We felt like we'd made a great discovery. Not only was it wonderful shopping it was like going to a perfume museum. We learned about and actually saw the products being made. The store is laid out so attractively and offers a wide selection of merchandise. Not only can you purchase all the perfumes, lotions, soaps, candles, etc. made right on premise ( and by the way, they are great products) you can also buy wonderful momentos to take home from t-shirts to posters to hand-made jewelry and cds of local musicians. Everything is indicative of the island. We even purchased a beach umbrella w/the Tijon logo. They've thought of everything you might need while there, and yet most of the items are small enough to take home in your suitcase. How great to say, when someone compliments you on your perfume(and they have)- it's made right in St. Martin in a perfumery we visited. We were also pleased that the prices were affordable. Of course, the products are quality and more expensive but there are so many other items in the store that are very inexpensive. In other words, there's something for everyone. Tijon is an experience you shouldn't miss and it's in a great location in Grand Case - just across from a fine Italian restaurant called Spiga.

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Dillard, Georgia
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“Perhaps the most fabulous experience ever!”
Reviewed January 12, 2010

The Perfume 101 course at Tijohn, a perfumery and boutique in Grand Case, St. Martin is a must for any vacation. Creating my signature scent was both a learning experience and a ton of fun! John and Cyndi are a delightful couple that take pride in creating an amazing experience for their customers. Whether you are just browsing among their custom perfumes and skin products or you decide to experience their Perfume 101 course you will be impressed with their knowledge and honored by their hospitality. I would be remiss if I did not encourage you to take the course as you can’t imagine the excitement of mixing oils, and re-mixing oils, and re-mixing oils to create a truly unique blend that is all your own. John guides you through the whole process and you will be wowed by the extent of essential oils in their perfume organ. You will leave with a bottle of your own personal blend, a certificate of achievement and a press release touting your accomplishment and describing the perfume. Far beyond that, you will leave with the memory of a magical event. Be sure to bring your camera to capture yourself in their lab.

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California
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“Unique, beautiful and fun!”
Reviewed January 11, 2010

Not your typical tourist shop... Tijon, owned and run by Cyndi and John Berglund, is unique in that one can shop, learn and create all in a short time. It is part laboratory and part store where you can learn about making perfume, followed by actually making your own scent. It is most informative and lots of fun! My husband and I made scents for one another, and now enjoy wearing our personalized aromas. The store carries wonderful perfumes, lotions and soaps made by the owners themselves. Our family raved about the lotions and soaps we brought back to them. T-shirts, bags, purses, jewelry, beach chairs, locally made wooden bowls, and much more are available at this store. You won't find anything like them anywhere in your travels to St. Marten. Don't miss this treasure in the Grand Case.

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Ohio
2 reviews
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“The gifts you buy will have you smelling like a rose”
Reviewed January 11, 2010

My sorority sisters & I stopped into Tijon on a recent visit to the islands. The service was excellent and we enjoyed learning how scents are made. Their perfumes are original.
The salesperson might give you an insiders recommendation for romantic restaurants.
Don't miss this stop

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Minneapolis
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“Tijon is the most adorable boutique in the Carribean!!”
Reviewed January 11, 2010

We stayed in Grand Case for our honeymoon in December of 2008, and while we were there, had the joy of visiting Tijon Parfumerie & Boutique a couple of times. It is the nicest shop we saw on the island, let alone any other Carribean destinations--full of unique lip glosses, fine-scented perfumes, gifts for friends & family and even cute apparel. Their products are homemade, right in the shop, with recipes written by the owners John & Cyndi....who are the nicest people in the world, and gave us all sorts of wonderful restaurant & attraction suggestions. Would recommend Grand Case & the Tijon Parfumerie & Boutique to everyone!!

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