Caribbean Scents - Perfume Making

French St. Martin Port Tour - Perfume Making & Caribbean Scents
Price: $188.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 45 minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable cotton clothing and sensible walking shoes. A lab coat will be provided during the mixing.
Restrictions 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.

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 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?

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  12 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fantastic Tour at Caribbean Scents
October 10, 2018
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!
Reviewer: Janet Haole
5 Stars
Something different and fun!
August 27, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Melissa Barlaug
5 Stars
What a great experience
April 02, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Sherrie
5 Stars
July 08, 2017
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.
Reviewer: Haley Boles
5 Stars
Perfume lab
December 30, 2016
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!
Reviewer: Laurie A. Watkins-Rios
5 Stars
Awesome Experience
March 24, 2016
An amazing chance to see how perfumes/colognes are made. My wife and I made a date of it and had a blast. The group tried some ""base"" scents and then smelled numerous essential oils overtones to find out what we liked. We also learned of some existing perfume combinations and then were able to test our own creations by mixing various drops of essential oils before choosing a favorite...which we made into our own take-home perfume or cologne.
Reviewer: Scent Mixologist in Training
5 Stars