• Culture

    March 14, 2013

    L'Occitane en Provence: It's Like Butter!

    [Trendzilla] New South Coast Plaza boutique offers a mini vacation

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013

    Chapter Two

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Culture

    November 21, 2012

    A Hipster Girl's Beginner's Guide to Perfume

    [Trendzilla] Where to place it, how to make it last longer and more!

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    An Open Letter to the Young, Perfumed Guy Seated Next To Us

    Dear young man seated next to us at Three Seventy Common last night:You stink.That's not an assassination of your character; it's a literal assessment of your fragrance. You were bathed in body spray, the kind you can buy on the shelf at any grocery store or drugstore in the United States, swimming ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Take a Whiff of YACHT's Electropop Perfume

    The band's fragrance to commemorate their latest album smells like a quirky success

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Gavin Rossdale Really Likes Gwen Stefani's Red Lipstick and Other Harajuku Lovers Tidbits

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Gwen Stefani told at the L.A.M.B. spring 2011 fashion show that she's launching five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, on Nov. 1. There's still a storyline for the perfumes: Gwen and the Harajuku Girls--Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    LA Times: De-odorized Kimchi Patented

    Edwin Goei​Breaking news: according to a fascinating LA Times article, someone has invented kimchi that doesn't stink. Now, I didn't know kimchi stink was even a problem, let alone one that needed fixing. To me, the Korean side-dish of Napa cabbage pickled in garlic, chili and ginger does not po ... More >>

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Scents and Sensibility

    Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema with Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2006

    Best LA Times Page EVER!!!

    Today. Friday, March 10, 2006. Los Angeles Times. Page A8. Along the thinnest of news holes, with just enough room all six columns to tuck in an inch of type per column and this headline in, eyeballing it, what appears to be 30-point type across four of those columns: "United Nations Report Says 1.1 ... More >>