Le Salon & Spa Zizou, and Florida Perfume 500 Inc.
“We can only see well with the heart.”
– Antoine de St. Exupery
Antoine de St. Exupery’s motto has been the guiding light for Ariz Bousid, owner/partner of Le Salon & Spa Zizou, and Florida Perfume 500 Inc. In search of opportunity, Ariz moved to the United States from France at the age of 16. She studied business at New York University where she discovered a passion for the beauty industry. By the age of 23, Ariz owned and operated her first successful salon & spa in Manhattan.
After a few visits to Orlando, she decided to put down roots in Central Florida. She fell in love with Winter Park and began working as a hairstylist while networking with some of Orlando’s most prominent people. In 2006, Ariz purchased the business she was working at and opened her first salon & spa with the vision to bring a touch of Paris fashion and style to Central Florida.
In just one year, her venture earned the “Salon of the Year” distinction from the Orlando Business Journal. In 2012, Ariz, an avid collector of perfume bottles, commissioned a French Master perfumer to create a scent for the state of Florida that commemorated the 500 year anniversary of the state. The “Florida” perfume was created and received the Viva Florida 500 Seal of Approval from the Department of State. The original bottle is on permanent display in The Florida History Museum in Tallahassee.
Recognizing the market for importing perfume from France, Ariz proceeded to work with many other world known master perfumers. Today, her second company, Florida Perfume 500 LLC is the exclusive distributor of niche perfumes from France, distributing to 5 star hotels, boutiques, and spas around the United States. You can find her products in luxury hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and the Waldorf Astoria.
In 2015, Ariz signed a contract with Mormina Paris that allows Ariz to use the nick name ZIZOU on perfume bottles and custom jewelry. The line will be telling the everyday story of a young girl named ZIZOU. Zizou in Heels, ZiZOU in a BiKini, ZIZOU in the SuRF, and ZIZOU on a Date are just some of the perfume and scented jewelry products that will hit the market this coming January.
Ariz is a single, devoted, and proud mother. She is a philanthropist at heart and believes that life’s primary purpose is to help others. She facilitates raising money through fashion shows and charity events, supporting many Central Florida organizations. She is the recipient of many awards and recognitions. She has been recognized by the Shares of Florida Hospital and has received the Paul Harris Award from Winter Park Rotary.
Ariz was also crowned Rookie of the Year by the West Orlando Rotary Club. She is a member of FABCO and the West Orlando Rotary Club. Ariz loves running, the beach, and the gym. In 2014, she came in first place for her group in a 15K race. She enjoys fresh flowers and modern art. Ariz will be spending the holidays with her family in Baldwin Park, where she currently resides with her son Adam.
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