3 Things You Need For A Life Of Luxury | Clozette

A lot of people confuse being rich with being luxurious--we don't blame them. What rich people can do and buy may outshine everything else, but that's not what being luxurious is about. This was our recent revelation when we got introduced to Bulgari's Omnia collection,  the “album” of scents and spells and a “sampler” of the wonders of Brazil: Omnia Paraiba.

Omnia Paraiba is an inspiration of the Paraiba tourmaline, an exclusive collection that includes perfume, body products, and jewelry collection with an exquisite back story. It weaves together legendary flowers and colourful stones: after the lotus (Omnia Crystalline), the iris (Omnia Améthyste) and tuberose (Omnia Indian Garnet). However, Omnia Paraiba focusses on the passion flower that exposes the flamboyant nature of Omnia Paraiba. 

Its first notes captures all the facets of Brazil in an ultra-modern olfactory fusion featuring the wild essence of the tropical flora. This bottle of vibrant, joyful fragrance opens on a fresh and vibrant citrus start, combining the sparkly and dazzling tonalities of Curaçao Bigarade Orange with the juicy and tangy flesh of the Maracuja passion fruit. A head chord which grabs with its luminosity, its lightness and its gentle insouciance. 

The heart notes: are of the passion Passion Flower  and Gardenia from Brazil. Both are generous and precious as it combines the creamy sunny character of the Gardenia with the exotic fruity floral note of the Passion Flower. Lastly, the base notes are composed of Cocoa Beans and Vetiver Essence.  The timeless elegance of Vetiver brings out the elegant, woody, and hypnotic elements to the delicious powdery accents of the Cocoa Bean. Creating the exquisite sensation of skin warmed by the sun.

With these though, we realized, luxury is a state of mind--a feeling that fills you with wonder and awe with yourself and the world you live in. With that said, here are the 3 things you need for a luxurious state mind, a luxurious lifestyle, inspired by none other than Bulgari Omnia Paraiba.

Appreciation Of The World's Natural Beauty, Including Your Own

A luxurious woman is appreciative of her environment and the people around her. That gives her a sense of self and assurance that beauty is everywhere. A great example is Bulgari’s Omnia Paraiba muse, Edita Vilkeviciute, a stunning Lithuanian model that endlessly captivates with her sensitive and a sensual beauty. She has unwavering grace and a natural elegance from head to toe that has stunned the world’s best designers and photographers. She has the makings of an iconic model and a true image of luxury to women of today.  

An Impeccable, Unwavering Taste

A luxurious woman's taste is a big part of her identity. She prefers things with a statement and sticks to it as these are the things that define her beliefs and opinions. She is not one to stoop down and join the bandwagon. Much like what Omnia Paraiba pays tribute to--a superlative, universally feminine, diverse, free, assertive, and daring.

A Craving For A Colourful Life

Since the luxurious woman is extravagant by nature, she does not settle for a life of routine. In fact she craves adventure, travel, and nature--basically a life of colour. In line with the Brazilian theme of the Omnia Paraiba collection is a stone that echoes the hues of the rainbow, the tourmaline. 

When this stone appeared, it caused strong emotions throughout the world of jewellery right across the planet. Once skilfully cut and facetted, the Paraiba tourmaline shines as if it contained internal fireworks. It has an electric and iridescent shade of blue-green, known as “indigolite” or "neon blue" and it contains significant amounts of copper and manganese and embellished with rays of gold. Its rarity have led to it being nearly as expensive as diamonds. It is indeed an object of true luxury that enchants all.  

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As we enter the prime time of our life, promoting & maintaining a healthy skin is vital. Ageing is inevitable, therefore for us to age gracefully; we need to love and pamper our skin. Melvita, the French organic beauty care, understands this demand and provide a solution with their new Nectar Supreme range, which offers the secret to staying young and beautiful at any age. 

This range is a unique complex of precious nectar from the beehive and is everyone's answer to younger, more radiant looking skin. Melvita combined rare Kniphofia nectar with all of its precious ingredients from the beehive: the patented complex of three organic honeys, nourishing royal jelly (the secret to the queen bee’s longevity), and beeswax, with its unique moisturising properties. 

These ingredients are synonymous not only with the beehive, but also with life itself, as they encapsulate the age-old cycle of the hive. The bees feast on Kniphofia nectar, and then produce honey, wax and royal jelly. This exclusive blend of ingredients lies at the heart of a new range that reflects the very quintessence of Melvita’s expertise: Nectar Supreme. 

The Nectar Supreme range is also ideal for tired & aged skin caused by an unhealthy lifestyle as it replenishes and provides essential balance, like a divine gift from nature, to visibly smooth, illuminate, hydrate and densify matured skin. With this range, Melvita has succeeded in capturing an extra-rich formula in an ultra-light texture. The secret to this achievement is a new generation of organic texture agents obtained from beeswax. Upon application, the cream gives a pleasant fresh sensation while it sinks rapidly into the skin, leaving nothing behind but a sheer, barely perceptible film. For 100% of users, the texture is creamy and easy to apply! 


What comes to mind when you think of YG Entertainment? K-pop stars Big Bang, 2NE1 and Psy? We don't blame you, but you might want to start remembering this name: moonshot.

A beauty brand housed under YG Plus, the non-entertainment arm of YG Entertainment, moonshot is making its way to Singapore and Malaysia after its successful launch in October 2014. We attended the Korean beauty brand's debut event at Sephora Singapore last Saturday.

The moonshot boys at the brand’s debut launch in Sephora Singapore.

With its name derived from the launch of a spacecraft to the moon, moonshot celebrates boldness, youthfulness and individuality. From a company that has birthed exceptional artistes known for their unique sense of style (think G-Dragon), we wouldn't expect anything less from its very own beauty label.

moonshot makeup artist demonstrating the new Fall look.

And mind you, it's not just another gimmick riding on the YG name. The beauty brand is supported by LVMH and utilises its beauty experts to lend their expertise on cosmetics manufacturing. The result? A variety of quality products that boasts an incredible range of colours paired with long-lasting comfort.

Expect a full range of colours to match your everyday looks.

To cater to the humidity and preference for simpler makeup in Singapore and Malaysia, adaptations were made to specific products. Skincare and base makeup products, for instance, are formulated to deliver a cooling sensation upon application – definitely a plus to combat the tropical climate.

moonshot model (left) and host Shu An (right) in full moonshot makeup

There's no doubt that we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for the next moonshot collection. But for now, here are our picks from the brand's three signature categories:

Condition (Skincare Essentials)

Perfect Cleansing Oil, 250ml at SGD44; Skin Fuel Cream, 80ml at SGD56


Prepare (Base Products)

Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+ PA+++, 50ml at SGD53; Dark Spot Concealer, 7g at SGD35


Evolve (Colour Products)

Cream Paint, 7.5ml at SGD36; Jelly Pot, 7.5g at SGD34


Which moonshot item do you have your eyes on?

Let us know in the comment box below!