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There Is Now An Aesop Downtown

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“What’s in this? What a Aesop?” a man asks, as I walk on Broadway, Downtown.

“It’s a nice grooming product store,” I respond.

“Oh. That’s cool. I dig,” he responds, strutting off along to the puff of his cigarette smoking.

This is the experience of visiting the new Aesop Downtown and the surrounding high-end, somewhat interloping stores: they feel out of place but are embraced, despite being far from local efforts. If you aren’t familiar, the brand is a fancy Melbourne based skin and body care maker who make the most high end of goods for you to clean yourself. Their goods are the kinds of items that keep you in a hotel shower for an hour, making you wonder why you don’t have this clean of soap at home. Then you politely stalk the housekeeper’s stand to steal some from her cart. Aesop’s coming to Los Angeles in this fashion is undoubtedly intriguing.

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Horchata Lip Balm? Horchata Lip Balm.

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Raise your hand if you love horchata. That is a lot of you! I mean, what isn’t there to like about the cinammon-y Spanish drink? It’s refreshing and delicious and, like tacos, is one of those very beloved LA food items. Would you like it on your lips at all times? Some of you are thinking yes, I am sure—and that is possible. Local lip balm/lipspread makers Sin Min have debuted their first product and it is *horchata* flavored. Um, yes: get ready to lick your lips. Literally!

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Help Your Skin With Port Products

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Downtown Los Angeles’ The Motley are hoping to have men rethinking how they groom themselves. They are an online retailer of everything from moisturizers to razors all of which range from familiar brands like Baxter to Jack Black, obscure brands like Lock, Stock, & Barrel and Aptiva Men’s Care, and even an in-house brand. In fact, they actually are producing quite a few goods on their own. A concise little effort they’ve released is something called Port Products which is a petite trio of grooming items for the man seeking natural purity and attractive packaging.

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