Focus on the Tijon Parfumerie
The Tijon Parfumerie in Grand Case, St. Martin offers visitors and locals alike two unique island opportunities
Products made in St. Martin, including eighteen fine perfumes and colognes known as “The Fragrances of the French Caribbean.” Also offered are sunscreens, lotions and cosmetics, all made in the on-site lab at Tijon.
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. The result is Tijon’s acclaimed collection of fragrances and exceptional anti-aging skin and sun care products.
To “make your own perfume or cologne.” Tijon is likely the only place in the world where guests can choose from over 300 oils in creating their own fragrance.
There is a 3 hour class costing 99 euros and a 60+ minute experience costing 69 euros. In each setting you leave with your own bottle of perfume or cologne along with a gift bag that is almost worth the cost of the experience itself. Sounds daunting, but Tijon makes it easy, with the hardest task for most coming up with a name for their perfume or cologne. It is highly rated on Tripadvisor and yes, even men having fun making nice colognes.
Whether you purchase a Tijon product or “make your own,” it serves as a wonderful memory of French St. Martin.
Tijon is located in Grand Case on the corner of the French airport road and the beach road.
Showroom hours can vary but are generally Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – 1pm and most weekday evenings from 5pm to 8pm, and other times by appointment.