I sometimes have a problem with civet. When I can smell it distinctly, I can't use a perfume. For instance, I would really like to be able to wear Joy by Patou. It smells just wonderful for the first few seconds until I pick up the civet.

I can also smell the civet in Sublime and especially 1000, which makes them impossible for me to wear.

On the other hand, the civet is so blended in in Parfum Sacre that it doesn't bother me at all. I don't mind the civet in Versace Blonde either and probably haven't noticed it in a few others. Sometimes civet is just a subtle backdrop, which adds depth. Other times is sticks out too much in my opinion.

Here is my question. I really want to wear Narcisse Noire (haven't sniffed it yet). I love Caron in general and know I'd love it but am afraid of the civet. How blended in is the civet in Narcisse Noire?

How about Le Dix by Balenciaga? Also am very interested.