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THE SCENTS OF THE SEASON

When a chill is in the air, thrill yourself and the ones you love
with a one-of-a-kind fragrance or gift from Tijon.

 By Jessica Villano

 thrill yourself and the ones you love with a one-of-a-kind fragrance or gift from Tijon

With a little guidance, you can identify the elements you love from the four fragrance families: Fresh, Floral, Woody and Oriental and then build your own scent. Fall/Winter fragrances might begin with a base of egyptian Musk, Oak Moss or Teakwood, followed by a deep floral note such as Sunflower, spiced with a hint of Cinnamon or Vanilla and then topped with a citrus note such as Blood Orange or Bergamot.

And if you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the season with friends, bring your own hors d’oeuvres and bubbly and enjoy a private lab experience, for parties of ten or more, or delve into the history and art of perfumery with a loved one during a comprehensive Fragrance Creation Class.

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, people turn their sights to the fast-approaching holiday season… and all of its gatherings and gift-giving opportunities. if you’ve tasked yourself with finding a truly unique gift, for someone you love… or yourself (you definitely deserve it!), look no further than Tijon, a boutique perfumery headquartered in St. Martin with a second location in the village of la Jolla.

Here you can find fragrances handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients, blown glass oil warmers to infuse your atmosphere with a favorite scent, hand-painted scarves to keep you warm on chilly nights, scented soap, lotion and massage oil as well as jewelry, gifts and handcrafted items, ideal for stuffing those stockings.

For those looking for a new fragrance to reflect the changing seasons, experts at Tijon explain cool-weather scents are typically deeper, spicier and more complex than the floral ones favored in warmer weather. A fitting example is SXM—a blend of citrus, lavender, blue grass, spices and mint that is aged in a French oak barrel to add a woodsy element. Amber Musk, Sandalwood Vanilla and Orange Patchouli are also warming scents perfect for the cooler weather.

Clients are not limited to Tijon’s blends, which is what makes this boutique perfumery so unique. Walk into their lab and discover more than 300 oils with which to craft your own scent as well as completely pure essential oils and healthy carrier oils such as Sweet Almond or Jojoba.

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