Tijon

Tijon, La Jolla: Hours, Address, Tijon Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Catering to men, women and children (eight years of age and older), Tijon offers four Fragrance Creation Experiences. Tijon, with locations in St. Martin and La Jolla, is the ONLY fragrance laboratory in the world where one can participate in the creative and fun activity by putting on a lab coat and choosing from over 350 oils in order to design a custom fragrance. It may sound daunting to some, but the fragrance experts at Tijon make it easy! Everyone leaves with his or her own handcrafted fragrance and a Tijon gift bag filled with surprises. Tijon also has a boutique which carries more than 20 signature scents created by our founder, as well as body products, jewelry and unique gift items. Since opening in November 2012, Tijon La Jolla has consistently earned 5 star reviews from customers around the world.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jena L
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A Must-Do for the Creative Type
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is an experience you'll want to have again. I did the 90 minute mix and match session. There are so many different scents to try and enjoy. I could have spent the whole day there!! John and Judith were superb and knowledgable hosts. It was a fantastic and sensual experience with the best souvenir--my own custom perfume and goody bag! I can't recommend it enough!!
Written 15 August 2018
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LRPR1212
Scottsdale, AZ1 contribution
The scent that speaks to my soul...
Jan 2016 • Friends
I'm all dressed and ready to go. I look good and feel even better. But wait, something's missing. What could it be? Ohhhh yes, it's my own personal perfume that I created myself at Tijon, the scent that speaks to my soul. Someone once said that we're not fully dressed until we put on our favorite perfume. For me, the scent that completes my outfit is my Tijon perfume.
Written 1 December 2016
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Maryann R
La Jolla, CA2 contributions
Fun and Creative Date for Couples!
Sep 2016 • Couples
My boyfriend and I were looking for a new activity together and we were referred by a friend to Tijon which is located in beautiful La Jolla Village. I made an appointment for us to experience the Mix and Match Fragrance Experience. We arrived and were warmly greeted by NAME by Vanessa and Celeste.

I always love it when I make an appointment at a business and the staff actually uses your name when you walk in!

Celeste explained that we would be together in the fragrance lab for about 90 minutes and got us suited up in crisp white Tijon lab coats. We were ready to start experimenting with over 300 fragrance oils in the Tijon fragrance organ!

Celeste and Vanessa had already set up our individual work station with our materials next to one another at a large table.

Celeste and Vanessa's professionalism really shows in their presentation and in their attitude. You can tell immediately that they love what they do.
Their personalities made me feel really at ease and I was able to have fun with being creative.

What I love about the Mix and Match is that within a few minutes I was already getting started on selecting oils to create my own fragrance.
Celeste helped me personally to narrow down my selection of oils by making her own suggestions as well as asking me for feedback throughout.

This class is perfect for all knowledge levels and also for all learning styles.

We had such fun as a couple! Celeste and Vanessa ended our class with a champagne ( or ginger ale if you wish) toast and a madeleine cookie!

We left with a bottle of our own fragrance in a gorgeous Tijon tote bag with lots of goodies inside! The price is very reasonable since the cost includes the Experience itself, instruction and the actual products that you take home!
Written 22 September 2016
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dianecgenova
Travelers Rest, SC1 contribution
A Unique Experience!
Aug 2016 • Solo
Celeste and Vanessa were very friendly and helpful in guiding me through the perfume making experience. Because I had so much fun in making my own perfume I would definitely recommend this experience if you are ever in La Jolla.
Written 7 September 2016
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Stephen G
Milltown, United States15 contributions
"A Scentsational Experience"
Aug 2016 • Couples
If you are ever in La Jolla you need to check this place out. I wanted to do something different for a change so decided to visit Tijon. I took my sister and my husband and neither were really interested. But that all changed after we began the process of designing our own fragrance. There are so many oils to choose from and it could take hours if you didn't have the assistance of such knowledgeable instructors. Vanessa and Celeste were wonderful and so helpful in narrowing down our search for the perfect scent. We ended up with such amazing perfumes/cologne which we got to name. They even packaged them beautifully. This was an amazing experience and we will have those memories forever. I would highly recommend Tijon to anyone looking for a few hours of fun and creativity.
Written 5 September 2016
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Debbie M
Mesa, AZ2 contributions
Such a fun and fabulous experience!
Aug 2016 • Family
I had taken the Mix and Match class in St Maarten and looked forward to doing this class again in La Jolla with my Granddaughter. We had so much fun with Celeste and Vanessa. We were lucky enough to have a class for just the two of us. Vanessa seemed to relate to my Mandy and her likes and dislikes and Celeste was fabulous with helping me to decide what scents worked together. You will learn so many things about perfumes and the fact you get to take home your own creation is just wonderful! You will never look at perfume in a store the same way again. I would love to do the more extensive class in the future. Thanks Vanessa and Celeste you were the BEST!
Written 26 August 2016
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Jamie B
2 contributions
A great experience!
Jul 2016 • Couples
I went to Tijon last week and had a great experience creating my own scent. The girls (Barbara,Vanessa and Celeste) were so much fun! They really paid attention to what I said I liked and guided me into making a scent that I LOVE!!!
I brought the perfume I have been wearing for the last 25 yrs and Celeste looked up the ingredients to help understand what I liked.
I "dragged" my boyfriend there with me. He was reluctant but was a good sport and played along. By the time we were in the middle of our class he was as into it as I was. He was experimenting and having a great time before finally deciding on "his" fragrance. He DID consult with me before making his final decision as he wanted to make sure I was going to like the way he smelled! He really had a good time and was surprised at how much he enjoyed the afternoon. I think the girls interaction and attention really helped him feel comfortable.
When we were finished we were served champagne and fancy cookies and given a beautiful bag with little fun gifts. What s thoughtful extra special touch to the experience! We also got a pen filled with our perfume. Very nice touch!
We will go back again the next time we are there to make more and I will reorder my perfume when I run low! Thanks Tijon for making the day memorable, fun and creative!! I like knowing that no one else has my exact perfume too!
I also bought a beach bag and two beach towels from the boutique!
I've been wanting to go there for this experience for a long time and I wasn't disappointed!
Jamie Brown
Written 2 August 2016
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RickAndLillie
Frisco, United States13 contributions
Very Interesting!
Jun 2016 • Couples
This was a fun activity where we learned a great deal about the art of perfume making! John helped us quite a bit and was very friendly while explaining the various aspects of this.
Written 20 June 2016
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Mondial007
Chappaqua, NY7 contributions
Experiences are better presents than just opening up a box!
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is so overdue, so I do apologize!

My son and his fiancé gave my husband a "Tijon Experience" for his 50th birthday. The gift included meeting the crew upon arrival and feeling most welcome! We were asked to pick out a gift amongst the gorgeous array of items in the shop. Then we were guided to the "lab" with the organ of essential oils. We were given our fitted lab coats and the fun began! It was so educational and fun. Everyone in our group enjoyed it as we sipped champagne to celebrate our signature scents.
Thank you Tijon and thank you to Ry and Neda for bestowing such a wonderful gift. I would highly recommend this to everyone!
Written 13 April 2016
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Kara K
San Diego, CA5 contributions
The most amazing experience
Apr 2016 • Friends
My husband surprised me and took me and my girlfriend to Tijon to create our custom scents. It was such an amazing experience. The entire process was so extremely interesting and the staff was so kind. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who loves perfume :)
Written 11 April 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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