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!!