Penzey's Spice Store at 21301 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance (310.406-3877) just opened this Saturday. It is a lot of fun!
You can walk A-thru-Z and smell almost everything before you make your selections! You can also purchase small quantities of most of them. They also have empty spice jars for purchase.
I was a little disappointed that they didn't do anything special on opening day for their Grand Opening, but I think that they are just glad to be open, since they were supposed to open originally several months ago. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.
I thought the California paprika had an amazingly sweet fragrance, unlike any other, and I am also very fond of their Extra Fancy Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon.