C California Style

LOLA JAMES HARPER’s lifestyle store at GUERILLA ATELIER. Photography by Rami Mekdachi.

Scent Trail

by C California Style

“California in the ’70s is my ideal era; it was such a time of trust, dreaming and lightness,” says Rami Mekdachi, founder of cult French lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.

Mekdachi, who has collaborated with brands from Chloé to Colette over his 20-year career, has taken an alternative approach to the world of fragrance by aiming to evoke specific memories and experiences with each scent introduced. Now the full product line—from home fragrance to photographs and furniture—is available at DTLA’s Guerilla Atelier. Next up: Mekdachi will debut his first movie, With, and the inaugural Lola James Harper hotel concept, set to launch next year in Paris. 912 E. 3rd St. L.A., 310-365-2194; guerillaatelier.com; lolajamesharper.com.


This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of C Magazine.