Testimonials – Perfume Creation Experience

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A traveler favorite, Tijon is one unique experience you cannot miss on the islands! You will feel like a perfume scientist! This is a fun experience to play with mixing different combinations to find your perfect individual scent. Tijon gives the top of the line experience for both men and women, and why it makes the list of unforgettable experiences in St. Martin. 

Experience something truly unique and inspiring at Tijon

I just placed a small order again this year for my husband.  I know he will be excited to see Tijon products under our tree again ....three years in a row!

We really had such a wonderful experience when we visited you and your shop all those years ago!  I still tell everyone we know to go see you guys and experience something truly unique and inspiring!!

Be well.

The Lege Family

Dec. 2021

Bernadette Lege | Tijon Perfumery

Tijon and Cruise Ship Port Time Changes

Our port times changed so we got a taxi to Tijon as soon as we got off the ship. We knew it was possible we would have to miss most of our class at Tijon because of the ship's early departure. Mimi was absolutely wonderful and offered to let us start the class when we arrived.

It exceeded our expectations! We had an amazing time. Your staff was nothing less than superb, and we were able to get back to the ship in time for departure. I simply couldn't leave with just one of my scents, so I purchased two more!

Thank you again for working with us despite the schedule changes. This was the most engaging activity we have participated in during one of our cruises. We look forward to visiting a Tijon location again soon!

Maria McCrackin



Maria McCrackin | Tijon Perfumery

A Must do....

This is a fantastic experience everyone should do when they visit the islands... We return every year and try and make it a point to create another fragrance. It's always a crowd pleaser when you explain you created your own perfume. John treats you like family..

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips

Time flies

Four year ago this week my wife and I spent a day at Tijon. I must admit I went reluctantly . We had so much fun creating our own Perfume and cologne . It's a must do if you are in St Maarten/ St Martin. Four years later we still love sharing the memories of that day with our family and friends. Can't wait to get back to Beautiful St Maarten/ Martin one day soon.

Jim Carolan

Jim Carolan

Fantastic birthday celebration at Tijon!

I just returned from a week on the beautiful island of St Maarten and a highlight of the trip was our perfume making class at Tijon. I went with my three daughters-in-law to celebrate my 70th birthday. Judith made us all feel so special and we had the best time making our customized perfume. It was an experience of a lifetime and whenever in St Maarten/St. Martin it is a must to do!

Connie Bucher

Terrific & Unforgettable

This was a beautiful experience, I would recommend it to anyone that visits St. Maarten/St. Martin. Also, John, was very informative, kind and just simply wonderful thru out the whole process. My perfume/creation still smells delicious, I use it every day !!

Yalily Leon

Tijon Perfume Creation Activity is a sensory-rich, calming, and special experience.

Sheri Griffiths, Host


Tijon Perfumery and Boutique St. Martin

You all know I love a good adventure - water-sports, beach days & lots of activity. But, one thing I love about #stmartin & #stmaarten is that there’s SO much more to experience.

Many of you asked for unique things to do on the island, beyond the typical beach day. A visit to @tijon_sxm to create your own perfume is such a sensory-rich, calming, and special experience.

First you don a lab coat (ooh la la), and discover how fragrances are created. Then, you choose from over 300 oils (with expert guidance) and mix your own custom fragrance, to name, bottle and take home. It was SO hard to decide which fragrance I liked best. I mixed three different beakers - “manly”, “floral” & “beachy”, but the options are endless! The class ends with a glass of champagne, and you’re sent home with your custom fragrance and a VIP gift bag full of products.
Jump over to stories or the SXM 2 highlight to see what this experience is like!

Sheri Griffiths

Highly Recommend the Tijon Fragrance Experience

We visited Tijon in May of 2017.  We had such a wonderful time.  We talk about it all the time to our friends and family. We highly recommend the Tijon Fragrance Experience.

Jim and Jen Carolan from Baltimore Maryland

May 20, 2021

Jim and Jen Carolan

Come for an experience and keep a fragrance and a memory that will linger

I had so much fun exploring scents, playing to be an alchemist and creating, not one but two!, amazing fragrances that I got to create and keep! I even named my creation and now, every time I put it on, I remember the fun, my friend and playful afternoon we spent together. Thank you Geri!

Monica L Villalta | Tijon Perfumery




Making my own fragrance was one of most memorable experiences of my lifetime!

This Make Your Own Perfume Experience was for my birthday in January 2021.  I wanted you to know this was one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime! Your company and concept are truly as unique as your love of your craft. I enjoyed every minute of it, and love my fragrance!!



Pam Moreau | Tijon Parfumerie

Unique Experience

I took my two sons and step daughter to make perfumes last year while we visited St. Maarten. My son's were really not excited about getting up early to go. After they went thru the experience one of them thanked me for taking him. He absolutely enjoyed it and made one for his girlfriend. I made a perfume for my now husband which he absolutely loves. Thank you for making our experience so memorable.

Damaris Mesa | Tijon

My Passion Perfume

This experience was the highlight of my Caribbean cruise. I absolutely was in seventh heaven during this class. I have always loved perfume. To think, I actually created my own. John and his crew were awesome. I would recommend this experience to anyone! Would love to do it again some time!

Carolyn May

Such a FUN experience!

A friend of ours from the states had recommended this excursion before we left for St. Martin. An unforgettable time mingled with delicious scents. Thank you John and Cyndi!

Sue Piette


En famille avec des enfants en bas age et des copines de ma fille. Extra. Simple. Juste le bonheur!

Translated: Family with young children and my daughter's friends. Extra. Simple. Just happiness!

Willy Wilczek

My Favorite Excursion

I made my own custom fragrance as part of an excursion when we were in St. Martin. The experience in St. Martin was so much fun, and I get so many compliments on my custom fragrance! This is my second time to reorder. A friend of mine is going to St. Martin in February, and I told her she must go to Tijon and make her own fragrance as well.

Andrea Chevalier

Pride in her custom perfume creation

I will never forget walking through the ship, while wearing my newly made custom fragrance years ago, and hearing a stranger comment that I smelled good, as I walked by. I stopped, and said, “I just made this perfume in St. Martin!” That was all it took to make me want to reorder it now.
Best regards, Terrie
Terrie Rivett

My online order came quickly and nicely packaged!

I wanted to thank you so much for not only how quickly my order came, but how the company label was marked out for secrecy (wonderful and grateful) as well as how nicely it was packaged when I opened the box.

My husband and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and we hope to come and visit again in the future. He is going to be so surprised on Christmas morning when he sees the iconic Tijon bag under our tree!

Take care,

Bernadette Lege

Bernadette Lege | Tijon Parfumerie

Make a permanent reminder of your visit to St. Martin

"For a wonderful permanent reminder of your visits to the island, nothing quite matches the special fragrance that you alone create here."  Jeff Bergers Weekly News
Jeff Berger | Jeff Bergers SXM Weekly


Watch the New England Patriots Cheerleaders make perfume at Tijon while in St. Martin for a calendar shoot.  The Perfume Making begins at the 8:03 minute mark.  The link is below:

One of the Best things I've ever done on vacation!

I went in not knowing what to expect, thought I would sample some perfumes.... and as it turned out, I attended a class and had a wonderful and yet educational experience about something near and dear to my heart.... Perfume!! I'm forever looking for that "perfect" fragrance, and here at Tijon, they will help you find it. I left knowing so much more about perfumes/fragrances and I admit, I wanted to come back and spend days and days inside that beautiful shop. My creation is unique to me and it think it smells amazing. I highly recommend this experience to anyone and everyone visiting St. Martin... I cannot wait to do this again, but in the mean time, I'm ordering more of their beautiful scents on line. This is a must do...

Marla Conley


I set this up while we were on a cruise in February. I took my 71 tear old grandma so we could do something fun together since this was her first cruise. I didn't know what all to expect, I was just hoping we would have a fun experience. Well this was one of the most fun things we have done. My grandma wants to go on another cruise just so I can take her to this again. Honestly I would love to go do this again. I am getting ready to order the lotion in my scent.

Courtney Archer

Best Experience!

"We highly recommend everyone take advantage of this experience.  We haven't stopped talking about it and we know you won't either.  **For the guys - do it because you will surprise yourself with how much fun you had!"

Nicole P.,Washington D.C.


"Ok, I must start by saying I booked this only to make my wife happy.  On that part it was a huge success but to my great surprise I really liked it too.  We would definitely do this again if given the opportunity!"

Terry, Ft. Worth

On a Scale of 1-10 this was a 15

"Educational, fun experience PLUS you get to have a unique fragrance made by you.  Highly recommend this outing for any and all people.  It is something that you will never forget!"

Nathan, Conroe, TX

Just Do It!

"The value is what is really astounding!  I actually loved the whole process so much that I went back and had another creation made."

Amanda, Dearborn, MI

Absolutely Wonderful!

"Wanted to do something unique and Tijon hit our experience out of the ballpark!  Can't say enough great things about this activity. My friends were blown away."

Lillious, New Hartford, NY

Don't Miss Out

“A Must Do . . . I would pay triple for the experience again. Do not miss out on making your own one of a kind perfume. You'll be talking about it for years to come.”

Polizpow, Washington, D.C.

I Created an Amazing Perfume

“I created an amazing perfume. This perfume is so good that I get stopped everywhere with people that are interested in this product. . . Am I able to buy another bottle of this perfume?”

Jacklyn, NYC, New York


“ . . . only had a vague idea of what to expect, but those expectations were absolutely shattered. We could not be more enthusiastic in our recommendation of Tijon.”

Todd H.

I've Been to Two Other Places

“I have been to two other places where I made perfume; this one was by far the best. It's my little work of art that I can wear and remember how I felt during my joyful time spent creating my fragrance.”

Jolianne, Charlotte, NC

Don't Miss

"Don't miss this Totally Unique Opportunity!!  I'm a foodie and love to cook and this is as much fun as putting together a gourmet meal without the calories!!"

ERDOC 1025, San Diego, CA

Honeymoon Surprise

“I took my Wife as a surprise on our honeymoon!  I found myself enjoying the class as much as my wife. A great experience.  A must do!”

Excellent Value

“It is an EXCELLENT value for the money, you cannot go wrong. You will feel sooooo proud just as I did. I just happen to LOVE my new scent. . . it makes for a great story. Try this experience, it’s worth every minute!!”

Jane, Chicago

Must Do

“Is there a higher rating than 5 stars?  This was a highlight.  An absolute MUST do!"

MY Pyle, Nashville, TN

Perfectly Located Custom Perfume Business  

“Tijon is probably the most perfectly located custom made perfume business of them all earning consistent 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor.  The hands on approach, where you're actually encouraged (and gently guided) into mixing your own stuff, like a mixologist or a perfumer, is where the real difference shows.”

| About.com

Workshop of Scent

“Modern-day Tijon is a perfumery unlike most others because it offers a unique bespoke service – a Build a Bear Workshop of scent. . . It is just extraordinary that with the proper guidance of Tijon professionals individuals from all walks of life can create something as personal and as special as an individual signature scent in a few hours – remarkable.”


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