City-based perfume brand Topnote offers a refreshing range of scents
Born out of a passion for fragrances, city-based brand, Topnote, offers a range of botanical, vegan, cruelty-free and toxin-free fragrances. Influenced by art, culture and fashion, the house fragrance line combines unexpected and rare extracts. From woody to floral and citrus to spicy, their blend of scents aims to be gentle on the skin and the environment. The co-founders, Ramya Rajaram and Saagarika Jagadeesh, who are also close friends, spent a lot of time in research and development with their experienced perfumers to create four modern and progressive scents. Ramya tells us more about the brand:
What prompted you to imagine a brand of artisanal perfumery?
Our vision was to create an inclusive luxury brand that would capture
people’s hearts and imaginations. Topnote is inspired by love, self-expression, inner confidence and joy. Each of our consciously crafted fragrances has the ability to create an elevated olfactory journey.
What are the most striking notes of your collection?
Topnote is an ode to the importance of making a good first impression. As the subtle yet sublime top notes of a perfume are perceived first, they remain etched in your memory. Some of the most important notes we use are citrus notes like bergamot, floral (iris, hyacinth) and woody (vetiver, patchouli
and cedar wood).
Tell us a bit about your range of fragrances. What inspired him?
Our perfumers work with the right mix of creativity and science to artisanal fragrances inspired by fortuitous moments of love, laughter and conviviality in life. Our current scents include Wild Is The Wind (hyacinth, citrus, pink pepper, vetiver, amber, patchouli) and Love On The Beat (bergamont,
orange blossom, tuberose, patchouli, cedarwood, vanilla) for women and
Closer (grapefruit, orange, geranium leaf, cedar) and Day & Night (citrus, pink pepper, lavender, labdanum, vetiver, moss, cedar) for men.
Your favorite Topnote creation?
I was closely involved in the creation process so I think they are all unique. Each Topnote fragrance is a way to express yourself. Currently, I am in love with Day & Night. It is woody and lemony.
₹650 upwards. Available online