From Our Editors
Our sense of smell is thought to be our most powerful facility for recollecting memories; a scent, however faint or foreign, can encapsulate an image, a place, a time, and emotions we haven't felt for years. Scent can also be a thing of luxury: one delicately crafted flacon can hold a concoction of exotic aromas that slowly unfold and evolve.
It's this complexity of scents and our ability to appreciate them that no doubt played a part in the founding of Tijon, a boutique parfumerie. Here, chemists and perfumers develop small-batch perfumes and colognes, many of which take inspiration from the Caribbean island of St. Martin where the business is headquartered. And the creativity doesn't stop with Tijon's employees, because it also hosts classes for amateurs to learn about perfumery and mix their own fragrances. Perfect for bridal showers and other outings with friends, these classes let individuals concoct their own special scents that they can appreciate and remember for years to come.