To Top

Shopping

Melissa

To get lost among infusions, cups, soaps and old family memories

“Torta della nonna”, “Raggio di sole”, “Cavoli a merenda”, “Pulizie di primavera”, “Bella Torino”, “Moulin Rouge”. These are just some of the names of the infusions written with a round and enviable calligraphy on the large glass jars displayed in Melissa‘s living room.

Opened in 2010 only “65 steps from the Mole Antonelliana”, as they like to specify, Melissa is (much more than) an herbalist. Melissa was the name of Valeria’s mother, the smiling owner and there could be no more appropriate name, coincidentally since the lemon balm is a medicinal plant widely used in herbal medicine.

Anyone who crosses the threshold realizes immediately that talking about herbal medicine is reductive. Melissa smells of home and memories. The ideal place to come during gray days, meteorologically and “humorally” speaking, for a good dose of positivity. Literally a living room with a sofa, armchairs and a fireplace, its a corner of her house where you can get lost among the multitude of fragrant teas preserved in the large white cupboard and dark wood furniture.

The small details make Melissa much more than a well-stocked destination for the purchase of spices and soaps. Hidden among a lavender candle and candied ginger, scattered among the bricks of the wall are hidden unexpected objects, chosen to surprise and intrigue the patrons, giving an unusual motivation to return to Melissa. Books, an old box of pins, photographs in black and white, homework with the correction in blue of an incorrect apostrophe. A tradition started by Valeria and her mother that today continues thanks to the memorabilia and the imagination of customers.

Infusions, spices, biscuits, medicinal herbs, natural cosmetics, porcelain cups and cast iron teapots to give as gifts along with more soaps, wooden brushes, candles and perfumers of the environment. Still, the famous delights of the historic company Leone are the pastilles and the unusual flavors of chocolate. It all blends harmoniously between vintage cameras, globes, vintage suitcases, postcards, books of fables and botany in a continuum between the store and the memories of those who love Melissa.

An address where you can find small objects and goodies to improve your daily routine. The attention to detail permeates both the location and the products on display, all with a personalized story and unique packaging.

Make sure to add to endless list of reasons to visit this place, the courtesy and all-female availability of the Melissa team. They will not hesitate to give you suggestions and inform you about the objects that populate the herbalist’s shop.

We can't. That's why every week we share the best experiences turin has to offer.

You may be also interested in...

DAAD Dantone

Via Santo Spirito, 24/A 20121 Milano

In one of the quietest streets of the Montenapoleone district, the internationally acclaimed playground for luxury fashion seekers, you can find a hidden gem called DAAD Dantone. This luxury concept store was the idea of Giorgio Dantone, the founder, who travels all around the world to personally select the women and men pieces that are [...]

Acne Studios

Piazza del Carmine, 6 20121 Milano

Right on the left of the most beautiful place of Brera, Piazza del Carmine, you will find the Flagship store of ACNE Studios. This is actually the only boutique of the brand in Italy and the quite contemporary design of this place immerses you directly into ACNE Studios’ universe, based on different artistic inspirations, from [...]

Degio

Via Santa Maria Fulcorina, 20 20123 Milano

Degio is a beautiful project led by three young enthusiasts of jewellery craftsmanship. Their objective was to imagine a place for anyone that could not find its happiness in traditional jewellery brands’ stores. As suggested by its slogan, the team is looking to ally “originality with good taste” in all its creations.In this small jewellery [...]

Clan Upstairs

Via Pontaccio, 15 20121 Milano

More than a shopping place, Clan Upstairs is a lifestyle. This iconic concept store aims at inspiring its clients and not just providing a classic shopping experience. Located in the Brera district, the place made of concrete floors and raw walls has a quite vibrant urban look that matches well with its concept and creates [...]

Bivio Milano

Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 4 20123 Milano

Bivio Milano is considered as the first ‘resale’ store in the Italian capital. Hillary Belle Walker, the founder, had this vision to create a second-hand shop where it is easy to sell personal fashion pieces and in return, receive some beneficial compensations. Started with one location, this store now counts three sites across the city, [...]

Bombarded daily by information of all kinds, transmitted by an ever-increasing number of communication tools, we sometimes look for a simplification, a reliable source, a guide. Flawless Milano was born from this need, and tells the best experiences to have in Milan with style, precision and personality.

Flawless® is a reality born in 2014 from the dream of three professionals in communication, fashion and the digital world. Every day our editorial staff lives the beauties of the city and allows them to give you ideas and always new indications.

Copyright © 2021 Flawless Living s.r.l. - Via Copernico 8 - 20125 Milano - PI 08675550969