Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the founder of Melyon.
Astrological sign? Pisces
Lucky number? 3
Favorite color? Navy blue
Morning, Noon, or Night? Night
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? Dinner
Football, Baseball, or Basketball? Football
Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea? Green Tea
Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia? Stevia
Red, White, or Rosé? White
Spicy, Salty, or Sweet? Spicy
Sandwich, Soup, or Salad? Salad
Cashmere, Silk, or Linen? Cashmere
Black, White, or Color? Black
Is your closet messy or neat? Neat
What’s your favorite room in your home? I would go for the living room because I love playing music while chilling on my couch.
Dream dinner guest? Jay-Z
Sunday ritual? Burning incense with reggae music and a notebook writing down what I’m thankful for in life.
Favorite ﬂower? Bonsai tree
Favorite scent? Hermés Terree
Cheat meal? Pizza Margarita
Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite? The gym, it brings me stillness and calms my energy.
Talent you’d like to have? Play instrument, I would love to play piano
Quality you want to be remembered by? Creating change for the better on Earth
Best thing about where you are from? I was born and raised in Sweden, but my heritage is from Ghana and Togo. So the best thing about Sweden is the high standard of living and the beautiful natural environment of forests, lakes, and mountains. The best thing about Ghana/Togo is the rich culture, the warm welcoming people and the fresh food.
It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past and be distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment? I try not to have any regrets about the past and worries about the future: it can be easy to get caught up in regrets about the past or worries about the future, but these thoughts can pull you out of the present moment.
What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
For me, the term “luxury” refers to something considered to be hi-quality, expensive, or desirable item. Luxury items, for me, are often associated with exclusivity and selective items.
What was the inspiration behind starting your brand? In Western Africa, where my parents originate from, skincare is a form of self-love and something people have been doing for generations. Taking care of your skin is more than a daily routine, and silk-soft skin is seen as an affordable status symbol. I wanted to combine that with the Swedish minimalistic design that I grew up with and was a part of my identity. Showcase these two universes together paved the way for creating Melyon.
Give three words that describe your brand? Open-minded, Authentic, Honest