5 Fragrances For The Rebel | Clozette
You don’t conform and you don’t play by anyone else’s rules. Whether you’re a perpetual rebel or an occasional one, consider these fragrances that can embolden the rebellious streak in you.


Gucci Guilty Black 

Attention. thrill-seekers: the daredevil in you is going to relish the sexiness of this fragrance. Gucci Guilty Black is an intense oriental floral fragrance that’s dark, mysterious and absolutely compelling. At first spritz, the sparkling top notes of red fruits and pink pepper grab your attention. What follows is a heady mix of raspberry, peach, lilac and violet. Eventually you’re left wanting more as the fullness of amber consumes the base notes.

Dolce&Gabbana The One Desire

Successor to the much-loved The One, this fragrance features a black, timeless bottle, and a carefully nuanced composition. Top notes of bergamot, mandarin, lychee and lily of the valley play to the glamorous side of a woman. Over time the fragrance blossoms into a seductive tuberose scent that sits on a base of caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. This fragrance is for the sex siren who is naughty, yet every bit as elegant.

Hugo Boss Hugo Red

Red, the colour of danger. This fragrance is an oriental spicy scent that features a cocktail of unique bouquets, including pink pepper, rhubarb, pineapple and metallic notes. Did we mention that this was designed with men in mind? But a rebel doesn’t care for gender segregation – so go ahead and indulge in this seductive scent.

Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle

One man’s meat is another’s poison. In this case, this poison is so flavourful, you just want more. Featuring vanilla orchid and Damascus rose, this fragrance is a rich and gorgeous bouquet that’s seductive, fresh and absolutely delicious. A word of caution, though: it’s not for the weak-hearted.

Givenchy Ange ou Demon

Mysterious but versatile, scandalising but seductive, the Ange ou Demon (Angel or Devil) has a dualistic nature that opens with sweet freshness and closes with woody, powdery notes. Are you good or bad today? For once you don’t have to choose.



The brand that brought us the awesome Gelpresso liners now brings us Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow that will appeal to noobs and makeup mavens alike. These shadow sticks go on smooth and once they set are budge and smudge proof. And they last the entire day no matter what the weather or your skin type. The best part? You don’t need a brush or even your fingers to apply them. 

Complete your look with their Salon de Cara mascaras whose brushes are inspired by salon tools like hair rollers or round hair brushes. Available in three options – Hair Roll Cara, Roll Brush Cara, Finger Cara that volumise, curl and lengthen respectively – we like to use at least two together for maximum impact. 

Salon de Cara mascaras retail at SGD24.90 and Gelpresso Waterproof Shadows retail at SGD19.90 and are available at selected Watsons stores

November is finally here and we've picked our Featured Fashionista for the month! Given that we've been pretty much obsessed with all things Korean lately (have you see our rundown of our favourite Korean skincare?), we decided that we'd get in touch with a Clozetter who seems to have her pulse on all things Korean. 

Melissa Phang, otherwise known as melndrums here on Clozette, stood out to us with her Korean photo captions and quirky nail art. So we caught up with her to get the lowdown on her style inspiration, her love for all things Korean, and get the scoop on Korean fashion and beauty tips she's learned from her travels.


Can you describe your style? 

I don't think I could categorize my style in a word; I think it varies depending on my mood and the occasion. I do like mixing and matching and I think I purchase just about any fashion piece so long as it fits me. So long as I think it looks good on me, I would wear it. 

Would you say that you're highly influenced by Korean fashion & beauty trends? 

Fashion wise, I am influenced by Korean fashion but not limited to it. I think certain trends in Korea are very fitting to my tastes and size. Trends in Korea also change very quickly and new items are constantly coming up, so the chase to get all the pretty items is never ending. One can never have too many clothes, and the speed that Korean retailers are updating their racks simply feeds on this mantra. 

In terms of beauty, Korea is undoubtedly one of the countries with the most advanced technology in beauty. Just like their fashion trends, trends in the beauty scene are constantly changing, especially when the season changes. New products are constantly researched and developed. I think in recent years the beauty scene in Korea has seen some amazing innovations such as the BB cushion. Their products work for me, so I've been sticking with them.

We noticed that most of your photo captions are in Korean. What is it about Korean culture that got you interested in learning the language and eventually adopting a love for their fashion & beauty trends? 

I started learning the language officially during my wait to enter into college. I had just came back from a holiday in Korea, and I thought it would be useful to pick the language up. My exposure and interest grew when I attended school in Korea; the food, the people, the culture is interesting and nice. I think, fortunately for me the Korean style suited me well, hence I got hooked on it

What’s your favourite Korean fashion trend and/or beauty product? 

My current favorite Korean fashion trend at the moment is the clutch trend. As for my favorite beauty product --there's so many that it's so hard to choose! I think I would go with the IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning Treatment. No makeup would look good if the base is not good. I use it as a toner, right after I wash my face. It helps with the restoration of the skin, improvement of skin condition and more.

The weather is cooling down a bit (or as cool as it will ever get in out part of the world), do you have a particular go-to piece for this time of the year? 

Unfortunately, Singapore is still too hot even in its cooler months, but I do hope it would cool down enough for me to at least wear out a sweater. On the colder days I like to pull out my knit tops to stay warm. I also have this floral bomber jacket I've been meaning to wear out.

Any fashion/beauty tip you’ve learned from your travels to Korea? 

I've learnt many tips from all the Korean beauty programs; but here's one I heard from first from a friend --when washing your face; wet your face with warm water to open your pores. After foaming with soap, cleanse with cold water to close the pores. I practice this religiously! I also believe that Asians should use Asian products, because your skin is Asian and Asian products are made for Asian skin, so most of my beauty items are mostly from Korea. Besides, the choices in Korea are endless, so many products to test and try out till you find the product that makes it up your holy grail.