Overall I find this a beautiful oud, rose, jasmine, civet fragrance. Yes, jasmine isn't listed, but surely it is here? Maybe it's the orange blossom.
Worth the $$? I'm undecided - my bottle is second hand and substantially cheaper than new. I feel lucky to have come across it for what was around a 30% discount.
Let me address the animalics. Your view will vary depending on three things: 1) how accustomed you are to animalics 2) from what distance you smell this fragrance and 3) at what point in the development you sniff this fragrance. For me, half a spray behind each ear and two sprays to my lower chest has everything smelling beautifully balanced and at my preferred high volume. But if I lift my tshirt to take a whiff...well sure, it's a barnyard under there. Why do it though? Animalics do their magic from a distance.
The oud here is famously animalic, but to me it mainly serves to add tremendous volume to this fragrance. It doesn't have the much of the woody, smoky or medicinal qualities that oud/oud accords can often deliver in spades. Instead it makes the fragrance rise in seemingly thick waves.
A deceptively dark fragrance. One night I tried to add Frederic Malle's Monsieur thinking it might complement this beautiful fragrance, only to find that it shined like a bright beacon over Oudh Infini.
One facet, and only one facet because this fragrance has several, is the jasmin/sandalwood combination. The jasmin, or whatever is giving the jasmine effect, combines with the sandalwood to bring to mind the great french women's fragrances of the 80s. There is classic French perfumery under the oud/rose combo and it steers the whole thing ever so slightly to the feminine side of unisex. It shouldn't deter men from wearing it thigh, especially if you are on this site.
As an aside, I spritzed on an averagely good designer one night after wearing this in the day, and at that moment Oudh Inifini seemed to wink over at me and say "I'm worth it, hey?". Well I'm undecided, but maybe, just maybe.