September 21, 2023


Youth trendy style

Carmel Valley designer’s new French fragrance motivated by appreciate

Carmel Valley trend designer Zee Industry not long ago launched her have outfits line and her individual signature fragrance, Loulou Damour.

A indigenous of Paris, Industry returned to French roots to develop her fragrance, a scent that calls back again to summers invested with her family in the French countryside. The mix delivers alongside one another the organic aspects of Lily of the Valley with peony, jasmine, bergamot, pink grapefruit, green hyacinth, amber, cedar wood, sandalwood and pure botanical musk.

Loulou Damour, the new fragrance from Carmel Valley's Zee Field.

Loulou Damour, the new fragrance from Carmel Valley’s Zee Subject.

(Courtesy Loulou Damour)

The fragrance is produced in Grasse, France at the Parfumie Galimard, which has been loved ones-owned and operated due to the fact 1747. Each glass bottle comes with a hand-tied blue ribbon and a charm.

In French, “Mon loulou d’amour” is how people refer to someone incredibly expensive to your heart. A loulou can be a family members member, your most faithful mate, a lover, a cherished pet or someone who conjures up you to push previous your restrictions and comply with your passion. As her tagline states: “The spirit of Loulou Damour is to spread kindness and enjoy in all we do – reminding persons to recognize the loulous in their life.”

Mentioned Industry: “It’s all about love and the fragrance was produced out of pure enjoy.”

On July 22, she filmed a professional for the new fragrance at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, starring a assured and carefree female played by design Klaudia Bulka pursuing Chasen Nick, a previous contestant on “The Bachelorette” driving a James Bond-esque silve Porsche.

Field’s to start with loulou was her exquisite mother, a seamstress in the 1960s vogue business in Paris. Industry learned all the things she realized about garments and stitching from her mother, who also outfitted her nine small children in nicely-made, cozy garments that had a specific “je ne sais quoi.”

Industry explained she bought into the fashion market virtually by accident, performing costume design for the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris.

“It sounds much better than it was simply because I was so inexperienced,” she explained. “I was the feather lady, my position was to use feathers.”

At 18 several years outdated, she embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and moved to Montreal, Canada and commenced her personal manufacturer.

“I assumed the whole of Montreal would be waiting for me at the airport, the manner designer from Paris,” she said with a laugh. “No. But I was confident it was going on.”

Although it did not come about right absent, she worked really hard and was ready to start and sustain two firms in Montreal more than the following 27 several years, supporting style and design and build fashion brands for some others and creating domestic and abroad generation.

In 2009, she moved to California to modify her existence fully, driving from Canada down the coast to Solana Seashore with her devoted puppy Lili, her loulou, in tow.

“I just wished to stay someplace I could carry my doggy to a pet beach, I had no suggestions soon after that,” she explained.

Soon after discovering adore and marrying her husband, the couple moved to Carmel Valley in 2010. The following 12 months she acquired again into style, creating her personal product development company Profade Apparel in Sorrento Mesa, delivering vogue consulting, branding and production of personal label traces for companies ranging from startups to office retailers.

Zee Field on the set of the commercial shoot at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Zee Area on the established of the business shoot at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

(Karen Billing)

In 2017, Lili passed away soon after 21 decades of faithful companionship.

“It was definitely really hard for me, she was my muse in a way,” Industry mentioned. “But I could not be unfortunate eternally, she would want me to be happy. I understood I necessary to do what I cherished the most and then I would really feel better.”

For her, that meant finally creating her individual line and her personal fragrance, each item built with a memory of a specific individual, moment, or position in mind—a brand that was joyful, basic, enjoyment and “all me.”

Her collections are effectively created and exquisite like her mom, she specializes in comfortable athleisure and sportswear.

The names of the All Above the Vallee selection pay back tribute to her community: the Torrey cargo jacket, the Carmel top, the Cedros flare mini skirt and the wise Solana trousers.

The growth of the perfume was an over 3-year approach, beginning with the take a look at to Grasse, France and the classic parfumerie.

“I desired a thing mild and happy,” she mentioned of Loulou Damour’s signature new scent of lily and jasmine. Each ingredient has a reason: bergamot is intended to reduce disappointment and the inexperienced hyacinth is meant to improve blood movement and supply power.

“After many hrs, the fragrance goes away. The upcoming day, the scent comes back as a memory. It is with you,” she reported.

The LouLou Damour brand name was meant to start in March 2020 but it was delayed a yr due to the pandemic. She last but not least launched her site and fragrance in February and it has been worth the wait, viewing her passions appear to existence.

On the hot summer months day in Rancho Bernardo a crew filmed the business she dreamed up approximately 4 years in the past, established up to be a intimate face involving two lovely strangers. In a twist, the woman was never ever genuinely right after the male at all but looking in its place for her little dropped puppy. The star of the shoot was Bennie, Field’s fluffy 10-12 months-outdated Poodle-Jack Russell combine.

Industry happily viewed as the shoot unfolded, building new reminiscences, Bennie by no means way too much from her facet.

Test out Loulou Damour at

Zee Field with model Klaudia Bulka in a LouLou Damour dress.

Zee Discipline with design Klaudia Bulka in a LouLou Damour gown.

(Karen Billing)