“For years, our customers from our flagship store in St. Martin asked us to open an American store in an equally beautiful seaside community,” said John Berglund, Tijon co-owner and perfumer. “I knew of La Jolla from my days at USD, and we felt La Jolla was the ideal location for Tijon.”
Tijon offers San Diego’s only perfume “Make Your Own” workshops, whereby guests can choose from over 300 oils to create custom fragrances. “Groups of girlfriends, bridal parties, corporate teams, and even men love our three or one hour workshops,” added Rachelle Crumrine, President of Tijon USA. “Everyone leaves with his or her own bottle of perfume or cologne, along with a Tijon gift bag and the knowledge of how intricate and diverse layers of scents are.”
Similar to the St. Martin location, Tijon La Jolla features 18 fine perfumes and colognes known as “The Fragrances of the French Caribbean.” Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics, all made in the on-site St. Martin lab, are also available for purchase. Inspired by the verdant, natural Caribbean, Tijon’s scents and skin-care products combine fragrant oils distilled from locally cultivated exotic flowers such as jasmine, gardenia, and frangipani and botanical extracts such as aloe vera, polypodium papaya, and rosemary with the world’s finest perfume oils.
Tijon La Jolla, located at 7853 Herschel Ave, is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to close and by appointment. Learn more by visiting: www.tijon.com
Tijon, a luxury Parfumerie & Boutique, is headquartered in St. Martin, FWI and opened in 2007. The conception for a luxury parfumerie, featuring workshops on fragrance making, started years prior with John Berglund’s dream to leave the corporate chaos and live in a tropical paradise, as described in his book, A Beach Less Traveled (http://www.amazon.com/
In December 2012, after years of requests to open a U.S. location, Tijon opened its second boutique in the luxurious seaside community of La Jolla, CA. This unique perfumery brings French traditionalism and scents of the Caribbean to the west coast. It also extends the popular “perfume creation experiences (i.e. Make-Your-Own Perfume)” to the states.
Tijon not only creates lingering fragrances but desires to teach the world about the history, complexity, and beauty of perfume.
Learn more by visiting: www.tijon.com