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Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences

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Address: 1 L'Esperance Road, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 690 22 74 70

Make your Own Perfume / Cologne: Choose from 3 perfume creation...

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.

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We Created Our Own Scents

Taking the perfume class at TiJon was on my "bucket list" of things to do since we visited there two years ago on an offshore excursion from our cruise. This year, my husband and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marilyn P
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking the perfume class at TiJon was on my "bucket list" of things to do since we visited there two years ago on an offshore excursion from our cruise. This year, my husband and I went back....enrolled in the class....had the time of our lives creating our very own personal cologne/perfume....and we'll do it again! The owner John gave us... More 

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Cyndi Berglund R, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and recent visit to Tijon! We enjoyed meeting you both and have to give you credit for your perfume names! "Meow" and "Foolish Pleasure" brought a big smile to my face! Hope to see you again on your next visit to St. Martin! Enjoy your fragrances! More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the class and creating our own scents. Nice balance of teaching and individual time to create your own scent.

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Cyndi Berglund R, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

So glad you took the time to experience our perfume making class. Enjoy your unique fragrances and keep taking those "Champagne trips!" We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! All the best always! More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I took a class with my 12 yo niece in January of this year and as stated by others we had an amazing time!! I have been going to St Martin for years but never thought to leave the beach to do something like this. Well, one cloudy day we finally decided to check it out and I am so... More 

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Saucy94, Owner at Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Sorry John and I missed you! Marilyn loves her work and so glad it reflected to you. Enjoy your fragrance and bragging rights! We appreciate you leaving the beach for a visit! More 

Selma, Texas
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I took this tour as an option while cruising on Viking, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend taking the perfume class.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My mom and i took part in the 90 minute session and we had such an amazing time. John and cyndi were amazing and quite patient with us. I unfortunately in the end mixed the wrong combination for my keep sake bottle and cyndi allowed me a do over at no extra cost or fuss. I highly recommend this activity... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was first here in April of 2015 with 5 of my family while on a cruise ship. I recently went back while visiting St. Martin again while cruising. I was able to visit their website and contact and pay by email. I put a deposit down initially and was able to pay the rest at the end of the... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I've been traveling to St. Maarten for over ten years and this was my first visit to Tijon. I learned about this wonderful place after purchasing John Berglund's book..."A Beach Less Traveled". Immediately after reading about John and Cyndi's experience creating Tijon I knew I had to visit to enjoy my own "perfume creation experience"! As a birthday gift to... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I took the class while by husband golfed. I was the only student at the time so it was extra special. It was like being in a lab complete with lab coat and equipment. I was serious about the process because I wanted a finished product that I love that smells good on me. Success. I have my personal perfume... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

While I ran short of time while on the island of Saint Martin, I did manage to make it to Tijon the morning of my flight. This place was amazing and the owner John looked after me while waiting for clients that booked a class for that time slot. The colognes that I bought are great. I only wish that... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went because we had read John's book about how he and Cindy came to St. Maarten and started this business. We decided to take a class and create our own perfume. John and Cindy were both there with Mili helping. We had so much fun and found everyone so down to earth and welcoming. You must... More 

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