Leighton Denny Light and Dark EDP

Do you wear a one perfume in the day and another one at night? I used to, but recently I’ve been loving Leighton Denny‘s new fragrance Light & Dark as my go-to.

Wait. Stop. You might be wondering if I got that right? Leighton Denny –  yes, he’s the award-winning nail-guru who does some of the best nail care and colours, right? (His nail varnish remover is the best I’ve ever tried). And yes, he also does the fab fake tanning range called Sun-Believable (gotta love that name!). And, yes you get an extra brownie point for knowing that he also has a range of quite gorgeous lipsticks to match some of his nail shades. So you  might be forgiven for thinking I’ve got my names muddled up.

Nope, Leighton has finally caved in to customer demand and produced his first ever fragrance and it’s been four years in the making. Working on the understanding that fragrance is actually an allergen that 3 out of ten people can’t wear or are irritated by, Leighton has not only worked with a world class “nose”, but has also worked on creating a fragrance that works with skin.

Leighton Denny Light and Dark EDP

Leighton Denny Light and Dark Perfume 1

When you smell it at first, it’s the fruity floral notes that come at you, and the pepper and citrus notes that are mixed in take it from being overtly girlie to being feminine, confident and uplifting. As it settles, the fruit gives way to the florals (jasmine, gardenia, lily and rose) and the woody sandalwood, amber and patchouli linger on the skin for ages. I spritz it on after  my morning shower and I can still smell it on me early evening! I’ve had so many compliments that I’m kind of becoming addicted. Its easy to wear during the day but sexy enough for night. And did you see how pretty the bottle is? So comfortable in the hand, so beautiful on the dressing table, it reminds me of a star-shaped jewel.

As with all fragrances, the only way to know if you like it is by trying it. so I’m giving away one bottle worth £43.50 (70ml) to one lucky reader! All you have to do is make sure you’re following the blog on Bloglovin’ (click here to follow if you’re not already) and follow on Twitter (click here @AmbarinaHasan) and tweet the following:

#GIVEAWAY Win @Leighton_Denny’s new #LightandDark with #BeautyPassionista RT & Follow @AmbarinaHasan! Enter here – http://bit.ly/1BD7f0V

Entries close at midnight (UK timing) Sunday 5th October – so make sure to enter NOW!

Leighton will be launching his fragrance tonight on QVC at 9pm, so if you fancy seeing him in action, don’t forget to tune in.


Leighton Denny Light and Dark Eau de Parfum, 70ml, £43.50, available here



  1. 4 October 2014 / 7:43 am

    Yes I do or did too untill I mislead my night fragrence when moving house :0( Not that I’m out in the evening much so I reckon, its great to have a multitasker :0) I’ve entered so fingers crossed.

  2. Sherry
    5 October 2014 / 12:32 am

    Would love to get this as I am a perfume addict :). Thanks for the opportunity! I follow Twitter, Bloglovin and tweeted the info!

  3. Natalie Crossan
    5 October 2014 / 2:42 am

    Followed bloglovin Natalie Crossan, twitter @nattycrossaint and sent the tweet out 🙂 Fabulous 😀 xx

  4. clair downham
    5 October 2014 / 7:51 am

    thankyou very much would love to win following twitter and bloglovn and tweeted as xxgingerpumpkinhttps://twitter.com/xxgingerpumpkin/status/518669496580866048

  5. 9 October 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Announcing my winner, chosen at random using random.org:

    @MsXpat – Congratulations – you’re my winner!

    Please email me your address so we can get your bottle of Light & Dark out to you!


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