Carmel Valley designer’s new French fragrance inspired by love

Carmel Valley clothier Zee Field lately launched her personal clothes line and her personal signature fragrance, Loulou Damour.A local of Paris, Field returned to French roots to create her fragrance, a scent that calls again to summers spent together with her household within the French countryside. The mix brings collectively the pure parts of Lily of the Valley with peony, jasmine, bergamot, pink grapefruit, inexperienced hyacinth, amber, cedar wooden, sandalwood and pure botanical musk.

Loulou Damour, the new fragrance from Carmel Valley’s Zee Field.(Courtesy Loulou Damour)

The fragrance is made in Grasse, France on the Parfumie Galimard, which has been family-owned and operated since 1747. Each glass bottle comes with a hand-tied blue ribbon and a attraction.In French, “Mon loulou d’amour” is how individuals check with somebody very expensive to your coronary heart. A loulou generally is a member of the family, your most loyal good friend, a lover, a cherished pet or somebody who evokes you to push previous your limitations and comply with your ardour. As her tagline states: “The spirit of Loulou Damour is to unfold kindness and love in all we do – reminding individuals to understand the loulous of their lives.”Said Field: “It’s all about love and the fragrance was created out of pure love.”On July 22, she filmed a business for the new fragrance on the Rancho Bernardo Inn, starring a assured and carefree lady performed by mannequin Klaudia Bulka pursuing Chasen Nick, a former contestant on “The Bachelorette” driving a James Bond-esque silve Porsche.Field’s first loulou was her elegant mom, a seamstress within the Nineteen Sixties vogue trade in Paris. Field realized every thing she knew about clothes and stitching from her mom, who additionally outfitted her 9 kids in well-made, comfy clothes that had a sure “je ne sais quoi.”Field mentioned she bought into the style trade virtually by accident, doing costume design for the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris.“It sounds higher than it was as a result of I used to be so inexperienced,” she mentioned. “I used to be the feather woman, my job was to make use of feathers.”At 18 years outdated, she embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and moved to Montreal, Canada and began her personal model.“I assumed the entire of Montreal can be ready for me on the airport, the style designer from Paris,” she mentioned with fun. “No. But I used to be positive it was occurring.”While it didn’t occur straight away, she labored exhausting and was in a position to begin and maintain two companies in Montreal over the subsequent 27 years, serving to design and construct vogue manufacturers for others and creating home and abroad manufacturing.In 2009, she moved to California to vary her life utterly, driving from Canada down the coast to Solana Beach together with her devoted canine Lili, her loulou, in tow.“I simply wished to stay someplace I might convey my canine to a canine seashore, I had no concepts after that,” she mentioned.After discovering love and marrying her husband, the couple moved to Carmel Valley in 2010. The following yr she bought again into vogue, establishing her personal product improvement enterprise Profade Apparel in Sorrento Mesa, offering vogue consulting, branding and manufacturing of personal label traces for firms starting from startups to shops.

Zee Field on the set of the business shoot at Rancho Bernardo Inn.(Karen Billing)

In 2017, Lili handed away after 21 years of trustworthy companionship.“It was actually exhausting for me, she was my muse in a means,” Field mentioned. “But I couldn’t be unhappy without end, she would need me to be joyful. I spotted I wanted to do what I beloved essentially the most after which I might really feel higher.”For her, that meant lastly designing her personal line and her personal fragrance, each merchandise designed with a reminiscence of a particular individual, second, or place in thoughts—a model that was joyful, easy, enjoyable and “all me.”Her collections are effectively made and stylish like her mom, she focuses on comfy athleisure and sportswear.The names of the All Over the Vallee assortment pay tribute to her neighborhood: the Torrey cargo jacket, the Carmel prime, the Cedros flare mini skirt and the good Solana trousers.The improvement of the fragrance was an over three-year course of, beginning with the go to to Grasse, France and the classic parfumerie.“I wished one thing mild and joyful,” she mentioned of Loulou Damour’s signature contemporary scent of lily and jasmine. Each ingredient has a objective: bergamot is supposed to alleviate unhappiness and the inexperienced hyacinth is supposed to extend blood circulation and supply power.“After a number of hours, the fragrance goes away. The subsequent day, the scent comes again as a reminiscence. It’s with you,” she mentioned.The LouLou Damour model was alleged to launch in March 2020 but it surely was delayed a yr as a result of pandemic. She lastly launched her web site and fragrance in February and it has been definitely worth the wait, seeing her passions come to life.On the recent summer season day in Rancho Bernardo a crew filmed the business she dreamed up practically 4 years in the past, set as much as be a romantic encounter between two attractive strangers. In a twist, the lady was by no means actually after the person in any respect however wanting as an alternative for her little misplaced canine. The star of the shoot was Bennie, Field’s fluffy 10-year-old Poodle-Jack Russell combine.Field fortunately watched because the shoot unfolded, making new recollections, Bennie by no means too removed from her facet.Check out Loulou Damour at

Zee Field with mannequin Klaudia Bulka in a LouLou Damour gown.(Karen Billing)


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