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The Pancake Bell

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On the morning of Shrove Tuesday the whole kingdom is quiet, but by the time the clock strikes eleven, there is a Bell rung, call’d the Pancake Bell, the sound whereof makes thousands of people distracted, and forgetful either of manners or humanities. Then there is a thing cal’d wheaten flower, which the Cookes doe mingle with water, Egges, Spice and other tragical magical enchantments, and then they put it by little and little into a Frying pan of boiling Suet, where it make a dismal hissing, until at the last by the skill of the Cookes, it is transformed into the forme of a flap-jack, which in our translation is call’d a Pancake which the ignorant people doe devour very greedily.

 

– John Taylor’s Jack a Lent (1620)

 

Honey ale, roasted nuts, gingerbread, daryole, and sweet cakes.



Honey, gingerbread, cakes, and nuts. This one is a very honeyed cake with nuts and spicy gingerbread. Foodie. Toothsome. Medium throw, medium wear length.

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Well THIS is just pure deliciousness, and exactly what I was hoping for. Directly applied wet, it's all warm roasted nuts, dripping with dark honey and a slight booziness. When this dries down, it is soft pancake-y fluffiness and lightly spiced custard pie. You'll wanna eat yourself, but don't.

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The Pancake Bell is a honey-covered (almost maple-like?), gingerbread-y, custard-y pancake scent. And it has some longevity. I applied it to the back of my hand at 9 PM last night and I can still smell it at 12 PM today (by which point it mostly smells like maple and honey-drizzled pancakes). Smelling it makes me hungry. It's a realistic pancake scent.

 

I like this a lot more than Excellent Pancakes. It's not something I need more of, because I don't think I'd reach for it often enough to warrant a bottle, and King Cake pretty much ends up being like waffles on me, but I think I'll keep my decant. :)

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It's fun, but I really just smell generic maple syrup. I'm not getting anything as nuanced as previous posters. I'll try again later.

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So I get gingerbread -- not the heavy, blackstrap molasses kind but a light honey spice cake -- and mead.  Cakes and ale.  Curiously, it takes about an hour for the roasted nuts note to emerge on me, so it's not almond, which always shows up at the beginning and burns off quickly.  Maybe roasted walnuts.  Super nice, rich foodie and quite long lasting, too. 

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