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Caribbean Scents - Perfume Making

Price: $135.00
Tour operates Monday - Friday
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Perfume Making & Caribbean Scents Shore Trip

Departing the cruise terminal, you will be transferred to the French side of the island, St. Martin, during an approximately 30 minute scenic drive.

Upon arrival at the fragrance shop and small "factory" you will receive a brief introduction to the captivating world of fragrances by the staff. If the Nose, an affectionate term for the lead perfumer, is available, you will get a chance to meet them as well. The "factory" staff's job, is to, through keen knowledge of a large variety of fragrance ingredients, alone or in combination with other fragrances, to make a magical fragrance creation.

On this St. Maarten excursion, you will be shown how perfumes are made, from the layering of scents, through to how they are bottled.

With the process explained, you will then begin the process by choosing from 12 pre-mixed oils. To this, you will choose up to 3 additional oils from a collection of more than 300 scents to fine tune a fragrance soothing to your nose. You will be given three attempts so you can compare and choose your favorite one.

The one you choose will then be sealed into a 1.8-ounce bottle for you to take home along with a gift bag of Tijon products valued up to $45. You will also have an opportunity to browse the perfumes, in addition to lotions, soaps, candles, sunscreens and cosmetics made in the "factory." What better way to remember your day in French St Martin?

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Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 45 minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
We recommend wearing comfortable cotton clothing and sensible walking shoes. A lab coat will be provided during the mixing.
Tour requires a minimum of two guests. Minimum age to participate is 8 yo. Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards from cruise ship to transportation.
5 Stars5Based On 12 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsFantastic Tour at Caribbean ScentsOctober 10, 2018

Reviewer: Janet Haole
Perfume making tour at Caribbean Scents was a top notch experience. Perfumery staff very knowledgeable - making one's own perfume was a great experience. Would absolutely recommend it to everyone and would definitely to it again!

5 StarsSomething different and fun!August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Melissa Barlaug
This was an amazing excursion! Not only was John so nice, my daughter (20) and I learned a lot. We had such a great time, plus we left with a bag of goodies AND a perfume we created! The drive from port to destination and back was even great as we were able to see both sides of the Island. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I would go do it again.

5 StarsWhat a great experienceApril 02, 2018

Reviewer: Sherrie
My sister and I had the best time making our own fragrance. What a lesson in how hard it is to produce a scent that you like and stays kudos to all the perfume makers.

5 StarsWonderful!July 08, 2017

Reviewer: Haley Boles
We took a cab straight from the cruise terminal to their store and when we entered we were immediately greeted by the owners themselves! While we were there, there were a couple of tours that came through that were partnered with the cruiseline but they didn't get to actually come in the lab like we did. You get hands-on experience making your own perfume, a goody bag when you leave, and the knowledge that you never have to worry about running out of your perfume because they save your recipe after you leave. I can't recommend this excursion enough.

5 StarsPerfume labDecember 30, 2016

Reviewer: Laurie A. Watkins-Rios
Absolutely loved, didn't think hubby would enjoy, both of us had a great time. John and wife were perfect host. Would recommend and do again!

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