| Nov 23, 2013
Shop small is next Saturday's motto. On Nov. 30, American Express holds its annual "Small Business Saturday" event, offering a $10 credit to cardmembers who register in advance, then shop at a small business that day and pay with their American Express...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Scents can calm you or energize you.
Research has tied smells with memory and a mere whiff of a certain scent can bring back a childhood memory like it just happened. Studies have also shown that certain smells can encourage shoppers to buy more –...
| Nov 13, 2013
Yum, what a delicious wintertime dish, with stimulating aromas and flavors to force a way through cold and damp, even doldrums. Certain wines do that too, with their heady perfumes, stout construction and broad, long-lasting flavors. Just be sure that...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Honest Co., Jessica Alba's eco-friendly baby products line, announced Monday that it has raised $25 million. That brings the start-up's total financing to $52 million in less than two years.
The Santa Monica e-commerce brand said it would use the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Britney Spears is back -- perhaps for real this time.
In September, the teen-pop veteran sassed her way though "Work Bitch" with enough zombie-eyed determination to get Pop & Hiss mildly enthused about her comeback album "Britney Jean," due Dec. 3....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Police say they smell a couple of rats that have a nose for crime.
Cops are on the scent of a Volusia County mother and daughter team accused of swiping more than $15,000 of perfume in Central Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Eryn Rice 39, and...
| Oct 13, 2013
The resurgence of high-calorie perfumes has included the reinvigoration of once-moribund or struggling perfume houses as new owners, hoping to capitalize on historic brand names, bring infusions of cash and new creative direction.
Many perfume firms are...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:28 PM
According to scent stylist Ashley Kessler, the ancient Egyptians believed smell contained the "essence of a soul." Which makes me wonder: Why are perfumes today mass-produced, commercially marketed and packaged in uniform, glittery bottles?
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances.
This seems to be one of those times.
After decades in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Everyday objects — perfume vials, a hat, a chandelier — spent decades under two miles of saltwater off the coast of Newfoundland until divers found them in 1985. Now these things crisscross the country, and starting Nov. 16 they'll be on...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Fall and winter mean wind, snow, and (sorry to remind you) sleet. In other words, sleek hairdos better run for cover – we’ve got the scoop on fall and winter hair styles. Here, local hair experts weigh in on products to stock up on as the...