| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Since mid-summer Britney Spears has been making a bold promise. Her new album, she said, would be her "most personal yet." Well, then, Spears has opened a window into her soul a week earlier than expected, as "Britney Jean" is now available for...
| 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....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:37 PM
With one stroke, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor made a fortune, changed the way America washed up and doomed the bathroom soap dish to virtual obsolescence.
It was Taylor who turned hand soap from a slippery lump to a dab from a pump.
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:13 AM
About 500 people prospect for gold in San Gabriel Canyon....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:57 PM
If you've been longing to try some luxury beauty products but were put off by the price tag, now might be the time to fill your makeup bag.
Nordstrom's 2013 beauty anniversary event got underway on Wednesday, offering more than 100 fragrance, cosmetic,...
| Sep 8, 2013
Fashion designer Michael Kors' aesthetic is all about contradictions. "I like hot weather clothes mixed with cold weather clothes," he said a couple of years ago. "A big camel turtleneck over shorts, beaded pants worn with a casual top, and gold jewelry...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long.
Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier...