April 10, 2014

Tickle Your Senses

I truly believe that your fragrance is an integral part of your image. 
They say that smell sparks a flurry of emotional memories... 
ever notice how a certain scent always reminds you of that special someone?

I've always been intrigued by perfumes. 
I love to mix and match from the collection that I've built up over the years,
going as far as trying to match certain favorites to my outfits. 

A floral shift dress for spring? Pair it with Chloé.
A little black dress and a smoky eye? That's a job for something heavier... something more mysterious, like Chanel Coco Noir.
One of my biggest secrets is that I quite often prefer men's cologne for myself. 
Nearly every time I spritz on some Dior Homme, I get stopped and questioned about what I'm wearing. 
I suppose it's just interesting to encounter something different once in a while. 

When I was invited to create my own perfume at Tijon a few weeks back,
I was beyond excited. 
I've always wondered about the process, so the Mix & Match class at the La Jolla lab was a perfect introduction.
I brought along the hubby, and turned the whole event into a fabulous date. 
Highly recommend this idea!
How great is it to not only be able to create your own signature fragrance,
but to do it alongside your lover?
A great way to leave a mark in their memory forever.
The whole experience was absolutely fabulous!
After donning our official lab coats, we were given a basic education on oils and fragrance composition.
Then, it was time to get to work!
We selected 12 premixed oils, (probably the hardest part of the process, since narrowing it down from the hundreds of available smells was nearly impossible!), which we mixed and matched to create a bottle of our own, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted fragrance. 
We celebrated our final product over a glass of bubbly,
and the best part?
We got to take our new fragrances home with us. 
I'm absolutely in love with the perfume that I created,
and you know what's great about that? 
Whenever I run out, I can always replenish my supply, because my final recipe is stored in Tijon's database forever and ever. 
All I have to do is go to their website and buy a refill for just $45!

Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend for you to check it out,
either for your next date night, or even for some girlfriend bonding time. 
7853 Herschel Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037


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