The only time I can notice the funk is when the small sample I have is open, prior to application to my skin. My wife notices the same thing. When on my skin, it is simply a wonderfully exotic, soft edged, sublime musk; the details of which I lack the vocabulary to adequately describe. I am compelled to smell the applied spot over and over throughout the day. The silage is close to my skin, so I'm not too concerned about offending others who may not share my attraction. I love it nearly as much as Fumerie Turque, and will consider purchasing more than a sample if it does become available as an export, expensive though it is.