This 15-year-old has started an affordable perfume line for teenagers, and clocked Rs 63,000 in sales so far

As a teen, Aryahi Agarwal, a scholar of Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, says she discovered it troublesome to supply an eco-friendly, natural, and affordable perfume line for teeangers.This, together with brainstorming periods together with her Thapar Entrepreneurs Academy (previously YEA!) mentors, led her to launch her personal model of perfumes for youngsters, Bella Fragrances.Aryahi says she was closely impressed by the biographies of famend businesspersons like Walt Disney, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Dhirubhai Ambani, and significantly intrigued by Coco Chanel’s revolutionary concepts that rocked the style world.“I used to be unable to search out any perfume, particularly for my age group, one which was one hundred pc natural,” she tells HerStory.Aryahi got here up with the perfume by herself, after over six months of R&D and fixed testing of formulae by mixing important oils, till she lastly obtained the correct portions with the correct oils.“This perfume is a product of my efforts regardless of being instructed by a number of trade veterans that it was not doable to make an totally natural perfume. I got here up with the formulation of the perfume in my very own kitchen and had the denatured alcohol I used lab-tested to make sure it was protected to make use of. The lab stories additionally proved the identical,” she says.Her TEA mentors guided her at each step, and made certain she met her deadlines and was not disillusioned by hostile feedback.Bella Fragrances is at present being offered on Instagram through the enterprise’s deal with, for Rs 599 a bottle. The fragrances are handcrafted by her in a facility in Mumbai, with a capability of 500 bottles a month. It is out there in two fragrances: Bella Naturals & Bella Organics“My product is totally natural, eco-friendly, and handmade. It is made utilizing important oils and denatured alcohol, derived primarily from roses to provide it a floral scent,” Aryahi says.Within a month of its launch, the enterprise has already revamped Rs 60,000 in income and Rs 45,000 in revenue, with a gross margin of 65 p.c.

Organic and affordableAryahi says that what units Bella Fragrances aside from rivals is that it’s totally natural with no chemical substances concerned, is teen-oriented, and has a lower cost level, making it affordable. The street to the launch has not been simple.“I have to admit it was extremely robust to provide you with a formulation for the perfume, and I used to be near quitting and giving up on my thought. But lastly, after toiling and striving, I cracked the formulation,” she says.Aryahi takes the assistance of her mom to market the product through social media platforms. Her father, Abhay Agarwal, a fund supervisor, supplied her with the preliminary funding of Rs 20,000 to begin Bella Fragrances. He additionally guides her in monetary selections and offers with the suppliers of uncooked supplies. The design for the packaging was made by her and additional refined by a designer. Aryahi now plans to construct and develop Bella Fragrances by cementing the model’s presence on social media in addition to registering and promoting on main ecommerce web sites like Nykaa. The final purpose is to “make Bella Fragrance a family title”.Currently finding out in Class 9, Aryahi has a busy schedule however her ardour for her enterprise ensures she all the time has time for constructing her model and engaged on new fragrances.“ I want to develop my firm over a interval of years, first specializing in growing model’s consciousness primarily through social media. Studies do take precedence however a time frame is all the time dedicated to the enterprise. I guarantee I takes out time after extracurricular actions to concentrate on my startup,” Aryahi says.

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