Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch of ‘Light & Dark’, the new fragrance by Leighton Denny MBE, held in the White Bar at the gorgeous W Hotel. Everything was thought out so perfectly, giant sparkly disco balls, gorgeous champagne, tasty canopies and a tester fragrance on each table which, as a makeup artist caught my attention immediately – it looked like a beautiful lipstick case studded with diamonds. What a perfectly thought out design for a handbag I thought!
I attended the launch with Celebrity Photographer Joe Alvarez, and we were lucky enough to sit with Leighton himself and discuss the creation of his very first fragrance. I loved hearing the story of how ‘Light & Dark’ came to light (sorry, I had to use the pun!).
Leighton Denny creation of new perfume
Leighton began the journey of creating his fragrance 4 years ago. Currently adored throughout the beauty industry as the UK’s leading nail expert, his tanning range ‘SUN BELIEVABLE’ and his range of lipstick, Leighton thought the process of creating his own fragrance would be super easy, like the time he visited a play lab with his mum and mixed up homemade perfumes… the real deal was a far cry from this perfect dream. After several challenges and the realisation that he was so deeply passionate about the specific scent he wanted to create, this quickly became one of Leighton’s most challenging yet greatest achievements. He didn’t want to mimic just another fragrance on the shelf, he wanted a unique blend, the dream in his mind inside that bottle. “some of it happened by accident” says Leighton, “I can’t take all of the credit, but it was all meant to be.” “I had a dream of the fragrance I wanted to create in my mind, you know the one … the wife who seduces her husband, that super sexy, seductive smell.”
Leighton Denny Fragrance Light & Dark
I sure as hell know the fragrance, I myself am incredibly fussy when it comes to choosing a scent, I love those slightly sweet but seductively light musky scents, ‘Light & Dark’ most certainly hits the nail on the head. The scent reminds me of expensive lingerie and romantic nights in. What more could anyone want than a scent that makes you feel sexy!
‘”A special blend of absolute oils including a fruity mixture of pepper, myrrh and incense, offers a warm welcoming unique fragrance, which can be worn day or night. With it’s heart of gardenia, jasmine, lily and rose, Light & Dark triggers instincts of allure, attraction and desire, which is merged with top notes of mandarin, grapefruit, peach and white pepper to stimulate confidence and distinctiveness. Light & Dark is designed for women looking for something out of the ordinary.”
This fragrance is a very powerful mood enhancer, and it is most certainly a fragrance that I believe women will love to wear, and men will adore on them! My husband gave it the big thumbs up!
As if all this wasn’t great enough, the night was topped off with a truly awesome goodie bag containing Leighton’s book ‘How I Nailed It’, one of his dual lipstick & lip stains, his tanning lotion, and a bottle of ‘Light & Dark’.
Congratulations Leighton Denny, what a brilliant launch, I wish you all of the happiness in the world and a very successful future.