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    Default Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    One of my favorite sweets I eat during the holidays is a honey/seed crunch bar that has been popular here in Miami (and in Latin culture) for years. In Puerto Rico we call it 'ajonjoli' but basically it can be found in American stores (mostly health food stores) sold as Honey Nut Sesame Crunch.

    The particular appeal of this is the roasted nature of the sesame seeds together with the hard crunchy and sweet texture of the honey. Chewing it is alternatively cavity inducing, since this stuff really sticks to your teeth, and fills your mouth with a perfectly roasted nutty aroma and the not-too-sweet honey.

    If any of you Basenoters have eaten this, is there a fragrance that incorporates these aromas? If so, post your ideas. I think such a scent would be the perfect gourmand for me and I'd love to wear it.
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    My taste buds want it... but my calorie sense is tingling.

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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    Bois d'Argent comes to mind.

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    Well, you could layer Very Irresistible with SL Miel de Bois lol

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    Anvers by Ulrich Lang has honey and sesame among the heart notes. I gave it a quick sniff in a shop this past summer, but I honestly can't remember if those notes were prominent...
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    Maybe Kenzo Time for Peace.
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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Anvers by Ulrich Lang has honey and sesame among the heart notes. I gave it a quick sniff in a shop this past summer, but I honestly can't remember if those notes were prominent...
    Smelled this a while ago. Reminded me of starfruit and...smoke. Lots of bergamot too. No sesame and/or honey to my nose.
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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    In other words, something which smells like cereal? Bois Farine?
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    Parfumerie Generale's Cedre Sandaraque might be worth a try.

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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    In other words, something which smells like cereal? Bois Farine?
    This is very close - but BF I get very little honey in. This sesame seed / honey treat definitely has a substantial honey smell.

    Keep the recommendations coming! Some of your recommendations I've never encountered and will definitely seek out soon.
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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    I'll second Bois d'Argent: the opening especially has a very honey and sesame seed feel, however, there is a strong note of iris - powdered orris root, specifically - and a bit of peach and vanilla, so it's not just honey and sesame.

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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    Funny thing, Bois d'Argent is the only Hedi Slimane/Dior cologne I haven't smelled - I love Eau Noire but found Cologne Blanche just too too powdery.

    Looks like I need to smell this one.
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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    I just tried this..a blend of two Lutens, Miel de Bois and Santal de Mysore.

    MdB can be quite overpowering so mix 3 parts of it with 7 parts of Santal de Mysore...you can get the toasted seed and honey smell out of this blend. You can also try substituting Santal de Mysore with L'Artisan Mechant Loup.
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    Default Re: Toasted sesame seed and honey oriented scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    I just tried this..a blend of two Lutens, Miel de Bois and Santal de Mysore.

    MdB can be quite overpowering so mix 3 parts of it with 7 parts of Santal de Mysore...you can get the toasted seed and honey smell out of this blend. You can also try substituting Santal de Mysore with L'Artisan Mechant Loup.
    Thanks F - I just got a small sample of the SdM in last night (thanks Michael) but now I gotta hunt down some MdB. If I like this blend, this is going to be an expensive option.
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