Hmmmm......Open Sesame=Scheherazade? Over thinking this?
Nope, I think you're right on the money. Open Sesame is the magic phrase from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, in One Thousand Nights and One Nights story, told by Scheherezade.
"Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him."