the dominant scent in a perfume; a volatile odorant that evaporates quickly
Top note oils like lemon and orange are the lightest, most stimulating and energizing oils.
All through the coloratura she was accompanied by sighs, and its top note was drowned in a shout of universal joy.
In no previous war have we struck that top note of keen irony, the closing of the Stock Exchange and not of the Church.
"He's carried her off," cried Lady Beach-Mandarin on a top note.
I begin to grow old; I have given my top note, I fancy;—and I have written too many books.
The top note of the imitation of painting was struck when the Gobelins set the task of becoming a portrait maker.
That, perhaps, was a vibration in the top note, which in any case was as clear as a musical glass.
Besides, my voice ain't an automobile horn, and barkin' for a couple of seasons stove a hole in my top note.
She was plastered with black mud from head to foot, and the tone of her grunting expressed about the top note of contentment.
The chief reason is that g is the top note of the string bass, and is called for in orchestral transcriptions.
"So this is the end," fluted David Bligh, with such emotion that the top note narrowly escaped being falsetto.