Aoud Cuir d Arabie is not stanky at all!!the oud there gives it some clean luxury, and if you go by the first impression you will be wrong!
it just hints to the clean horse leather smell but if you smell it long enough there is nothing animalic to it! its clean luxurious high end leather....like from some expencive leather jacket, do leather jackets smell stanky?
also among notes there are no animalic notes....like inBal a Versailles vintage EDC
....its completely stanky, but that as well until you get used to it
.....it has a lot of civet note...so if you look for that type of scents look allways for those real animalic scents....Onda
is 5 times more stanky then Montale Cuir, but again this doesnt come from civet its kind of herbal origin,...smells just raw, and bitter...maybe there is civet note,it reminds of animalic but to my nose everything there is of herbal origin
...its nothing like Bal a Versailles..but i think this would satisfy your qeust!
or i got used to those smells so ....i remember the 1st one beeing the most dirty i have tried?
if you can smell weird scents without getting sick , eventually they will all smell very nice to you and it wont keep that 1st impression of beeing stanky....thats my experience!! especially with Montale! that one is gorgeous clean scent.