bear country but would do both strong garlic
There are things about bears' noses which are very different from dogs.
They are usually quite shy and retiring animals. It may be best if they do get wind of you. It is when they don't ,and you meet, that you have got to worry!
The point about aniseed is that it is not a human odour. Dogs that chase humans are adjusted to human scent. Dogs will chase anything they are trained to chase.
Aniseed very effectively disguises human scent, and unless you meet a pack of hounds trained to chase aniseed scents, you won't have a problem.
If you do, Guy's theory is right!