Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Stick EP - Really Ree
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Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Stick EP

27 Sep 2017 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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I love fragrance and trying new scents, however budget doesn’t always allow me to do so. When I was introduced to the Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Solid EP and its different uses I couldn’t wait to put it to the test.

I’ve long been a fan of Leighton Denny nail products- I have about 50-60 so that shows you how good they are! But I hadn’t tried any of his other products until now. I used to prefer to smell fragrances in person before purchase. Luckily, writing for Ree I’ve been able to try different scents I may have overlooked otherwise.

Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Stick
Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Stick

Light & Dark is Leighton’s signature scent and I’d heard great reviews. The Touch Up Solid EP is a portable stick you can carry around to top up during the day. This is easier for nights out when you don’t want to take large bags or for flights when liquids are limited.

It retails at £14.50 for 15ml. Interestingly they used a liquid rather than solid measurement. I’m assuming this is so you can compare the value to the EDP. It’s designed to moisturise the skin and create the ideal base to layer fragrance on top. Housed in a twist up case with the signature LD logo it has a classic feel to it.

The fragrance notes are:

  • Top – Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peach, White Pepper
  • Heart – Lily, Gardenia, Rose, Jasmine
  • Base – Myrrh, Patchouli, Incense, Amber

As there’s a good mix of florals and musks I actually experimented layering the Light & Dark EP under a few of my usual perfumes. I struggle to smell scent on myself so I can’t honestly say if it added longevity to the wear of my EDP’s but it did make some new cocktails.

I’d definitely recommend trying the Touch Up Solid EP to cocktail with other fragrances. It’s an inexpensive way to double your perfume collection when you consider the original, then layered version of your favourite scents.

What cocktails can you create? Find the Leighton Denny Light & Dark Touch Up Stick to order online here

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