Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shiny! Scents by FalseNostalgia on Etsy


I was so excited to receive my package today from FalseNostalgia on Etsy. I've become addicted to Etsy recently, it is such a bad habit. But I love supporting people that make cool things. And this girl makes COOL things.

I was just doing a random Etsy search for Firefly + Fragrance. I figured that nothing would come of it but I was wrong.

If you don't know what Firefly is, it is Joss Whedon's 14 episode masterpiece starring Nathan Fillion. Please please Netflix it.

The package was so well wrapped. Everything was sealed and wrapped well and nothing was broken in transit. She also included this cute little book mark, and a full sized bar of soap! (review to come). Dealing with her Etsy shop was a dream.

She had so many scents to choose from that I had a tough time! I know I will be back for more soon. She has roll ons for $7.95 which is a deal because the bottle is large (7 ml) and it is glass with a really nice label. FalseNostalgia also does not test on animals :)

Here is what 'Aim to Misbehave' is supposed to smell like, as per Shannon's description:

"Aim to Misbehave. - The Captain's infamous browncoat. Aged leather, suede, with touches of tumbleweed, patchouli, amber, and other shiny things".

So basically it is Mal in a bottle. Swoon.

It smells super leathery in the bottle but on my skin it turns to tumbleweed and patchouli almost instantly, with a sharp tangy after-scent. It is very pleasant, and rather muscular but I love it. This is my first adventure into more 'manly' fragrance and I am really loving it!

To me it smells of adventure and a ranch and riding a horse.

Want to see my other lovely scent? Check it out after the jump!

I also picked up 'Shiny' which is a 1/2 oz of solid fragrance for $6.95. This comes in a nice tin and is really easy to take along. I love solid perfumes and FalseNostalgia does them well!

Here is the description of 'Shiny' from the website:

"Shiny! - Strawberries, sunshine, and her fluffy pink layer-cake dress. This is Kaylee at the Shindig, so there is no engine grease involved, although Simon may prefer her that way"

If you've seen Firefly, this is Kaylee all gussied up in her pink dress. To me this strawberries and cream with a lot of depth. It is a warm and soothing scent. Very girly. Naturally I love it :).

Here are the ingredients for the solid. I really love these perfumes. They are high quality and have a great theme, which I am a sucker for. Even if you haven't seen Firefly, still check them out, she has a whole range of really interesting and complex scents!

Final Thoughts: Can I be any more in love? I doubt it.

Price: 9/10
Staying Power: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10
Color/Wearability: NA
Quality/Branding: 10/10

Total: 39/40 = A+ = Pandamonium!!

What do you think? Have any other indie scents you want to tell me about? I already placed an order for Sarawen, and I am excited to get that as well!

Have a lovely day!

xo PrettyPanda


  1. Oh, which one did you get from Sara? I completed the trifecta of Holmes scents, and then got one of The Hunger Games ones.

    Aim to Misbehave sounds more like my thing than Shiny!, but that's because I like smelling like a cowboy. God, I love all these Etsy perfumers. If there weren't so many already, I'd try going into business there myself. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I got a ton of samples to try out before I buy a full bottle, I got some holmes ones and a few vampire ones. I am sad her etsy shop went down :(. I feel like you would like 'Aim to Misbehave'. When I smelled it I thought it would be up your alley. I love all these Etsy perfumers too. They are all so high quality.

    2. Let me know how you like the samples. I know, I'm bummed about the shop but it's okay- she still has her site. :)


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