Top Note : def. The first scent impression of a fragrance Top Note Origins VALUMEN is a combination of two words: Value and Men. By making people the focus of our name, we’re declaring that “the value of people” is the very essence of VALUMEN. Taking a second look reveals the term “Lumen”, which means “Light” in Latin. In this ever-changing world, we seek to help our loyal corporate customers shed light and gain new perspective in order to make their teams’ and models’ transition a success.