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“One of a kind experience!”
Review of Tijon

Ranked #1 of 27 Shopping in La Jolla
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Catering to men, women and children (eight years of age and older), Tijon offers four Fragrance Creation Experiences. Tijon, with locations in St. Martin and La Jolla, is the ONLY fragrance laboratory in the world where one can participate in the creative and fun activity by putting on a lab coat and choosing from over 350 oils in order to design a custom fragrance. It may sound daunting to some, but the fragrance experts at Tijon make it easy! Everyone leaves with his or her own handcrafted fragrance and a Tijon gift bag filled with surprises. Tijon also has a boutique which carries more than 20 signature scents created by our founder, as well as body products, jewelry and unique gift items. Since opening in November 2012, Tijon La Jolla has consistently earned 5 star reviews from customers around the world.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Villa Park, California
2 reviews
“One of a kind experience!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

More people need to experience creating a custom perfume at Tijon! This is a truly unique and incredibly fun experience. My boyfriend and I reserved spots for a class during the week. Not only are the classes less expensive on a weekday, but we also got lucky and were the only ones signed up for that particular time slot!

When we first arrived, we were greeted by Anna who led us to the laboratory in the back of the boutique. After donning lab coats and feeling like crafty chemists, we were seated at a work station with beakers, pipets, and a worksheet. Rachelle explained the perfume-making process which involved first selecting one of 12 base oils and subsequently building your personal fragrance with three additional scents. There were so many different types of oils, ranging from essential oils derived from natural sources, such as vanilla, to man-made oils like "april rain". We repeated this process three times before choosing our favorite, the final product. I am so happy with my custom fragrance. More importantly, this experience is definitely one of a kind.

Rachelle, the owner, is very knowledgeable and friendly. Her expertise is unmatched. I simply cannot get over how much fun I had at Tijon!!

Visited July 2013
Thank Nancy N
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“A most unique & memorable experience in La Jolla!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

It doesn't get any better...or MORE romantic then creating a custom fragrance with your partner. Tijon has perfected this unique experience by bringing over 300 exotic oils into a laboratory setting. Spending 3 hours at Tijon will be the MOST fun you will ever have UNTIL you get home and try out your own custom massage oil with your partner.

Worth every penny, in fact they don't charge enough for this educational AND enlightening experience!

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
“Great spot!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Tijon is a MUST see/do while in San Diego! It is such a great spot! In front is a cute little boutique with a variety of perfumes/colognes for purchase along with super cute but affordable jewelry and other trinkets.

But where Tijon really stands out is in their lab in the back! This is where you get to create your own - one of a kind - scent! And the staff is fantastic so you never feel lost in the process! It's such a fun experience! Everyone in the class gets a lab coat to wear and you get to make 3 different scents in little breakers! Then they have you try your scents on your skin and you get to bottle your favorite! You even get to label it yourself!

I came with a large group and everyone had an amazing time! While it was mostly females, even the guys had a great time and were happy with the scent they created! The owner and staff are all fantastic - I think it's impossible to leave unhappy!

I highly recommend Tijon to anyone looking for a fun, unique activity!!!

Visited June 2013
Thank Kerry B
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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
“Perfume making”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

My daughter and I were visiting LaJolla for a wedding and visited Tijon while walking thru the town. We signed up for a class and had a blast. It was one of the best, fun days. We really enjoyed being "chemist" and making our own perfume. Both my daughter and I love our new perfume, which is so different from each other. And you get to name your special perfume.

I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!!

Visited May 2013
Thank Donna3045
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1 review
“Really fun and really informative!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

As a male, I can honestly say that I had a tiny bit of reservation going into it. But after the class got going, it was pretty darn fun. It was my girlfriend and myself, and a few other ladies, which made for a much more intimate experience. The whole experience as well as the value was really great! I definitely recommend it to anybody who are interested in perfumes or even basic chemistry.

Visited October 2012
Thank Stinky68
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