PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Oct. 11, 2012) - St. Maarten / St. Martin's only working perfume lab, Tijon Parfumerie, is set to launch a stateside locale in the heart of the exclusive La Jolla section of San Diego, California, in November 2012. This will mark the second location for the perfume shop.
The new Tijon Parfumerie will be similar to the one located in St. Maarten / St. Martin where shoppers can get creative and design their own scent during one of their "Make Your Own Perfume" classes that are offered. Guests can choose from over 300 oils in creating their own perfume. The La Jolla store will also offer 18 fine perfumes and colognes known as "The Fragrances of the French Caribbean," along with sunscreens, lotions and cosmetics all made by the lab. The scents and skincare products combine fragrant oils distilled from locally cultivated exotic flowers such as jasmine, gardenia and frangipani as well as botanical extracts like aloe vera, polypodium papaya and rosemary.
St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As "the culinary capital of the Caribbean," St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.
Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.
Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
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