Meet the Founder

My whole life’s journey has led to me finding my truth. At 43, I am getting closer!

MELIS Founder, Melissa Italiano

“It is my wish that MELIS becomes part of your daily life and supports you to discover and connect with your inner beauty and infinite wisdom. May it nurture and inspire you to live consciously with intent.”

Melissa Italiano

My Story

MELIS is inspired both by my idyllic childhood amongst animals and bushland in the south west of WA and subsequent journey as a young adult challenged with personal adversity, whilst trying to attain corporate and material success.

During this time I felt a disconnect at my reliance on external drivers for validation and the "need-to-achieve" drive that was increasingly alienating me from my inner world and personal truth.

Having developed a dedicated my-sore yoga practice and appreciating all things natural, I knew it was time for a deeper study of energy medicine, meditation and aromatherapy kinesiology. These experiences ushered in a period of calm, culminating in the creation of my own family and sea change to 'nature rich' Margaret River in Australia's majestic South West.

It was when I was pregnant with my first child that I discovered the power of botanicals, essential oils and natural remedies and turned away from 'normalised' chemicals and synthetics. After birthing and cleansing my system, I could no longer tolerate "synthetic" fragrance and went on a search for a sophisticated natural perfume to find very few existed globally.

It was time to be bold and to merge my extensive sensory experience gained from marketing wine globally, with my energy medicine studies, and to bestow on others how natural scent helped realign my world. Numerous perfumery courses later and the sale of an investment property allowed for the birth of MELIS.

MELIS celebrates the power of intention and my passion to share the influence that scent can have over positively and consciously choosing our life's path and desires and how it can be an effective tool for making these intentions a reality.

It is my wish that 'MELIS Moments' become part of your daily life and support you to discover and connect with your inner beauty and infinite wisdom. May it nurture and inspire you to journey naturally with conscious intent.

With Love,



With Gratitude...

Thank you to the beautiful community of people that have helped me bring MELIS to life. I’m blessed to work with people that share similar values.

Kat Snowden, Tarsh Galbally, Genevieve and Steve Binnie, Krystal Wilkie - Thankyou!

My dear friend Olivia whose recent passing inspired the MELIS debut collection and is forever in my heart.

To my sisters, who are a mirror of my mother’s generosity and a constant support. And my beautiful mother and father who gave me life.


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