Scent Name: The Forgettable God
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – American Gods III
Scent Description and Notes: “He had stood beside the man as he got into the car, had opened and closed the door for him, and was unable to remember anything about him. He turned around in the driver’s seat and looked at him, carefully noting his face, his hair, his clothes, making certain he would know him if he met him again, and turned back to start the car, to find that the man had slipped from his mind. An impression of wealth was left behind, but nothing more.
A faint impression of scent, a memory slipping like water through a sieve.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/neil-gaiman/american-gods/
Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard BPAL brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the scent in bold, yellow letters along the bottom of the bottle, just above the smaller white block font of the company name. The name of the collection is in even smaller white block font along the top of the label. The label art is as follows:
- ITB: It’s always a challenge when the notes are intentionally vague, so what you see here is subjective and based on my own note memories. What I go get slips under my nose, shifting from a very nondescript “clean and cool” scent like soapy water and baby powder to notes that I think I can almost tease out – blue musk, a faint fougere, fresh linen, the memory of vanilla or skin musk long faded.
- Wet: Yes, there’s definitely a fougere in here along with linen or crisp, clean sheets, soapiness, a pinch of musk, and a floral (which might be from the fougere) that strikes me as imperious, so perhaps wisteria. Every now and then, if I inhale deeply enough, vanilla waivers on the threshold of recognition. It’s almost hotel-level clean.
- Dry: It’s more soapy with just a touch of fougere way in the background. It’s a definite “clean” scent, but it is almost clinical in its cleanliness.
Other Impressions: “Do you want the nice or the genuine version? This one also smells like powder, but it’s the cleanest version of restroom automated powder spray scent and Irish Spring.” -Tony