I can understand why people have trouble with Jicky. But once it's on my skin it's not about civet at all. it's transformed into such a warm, sensual and elegant scent. Not dirty smelling at all. Sprayed onto a card or directly from the bottle it's a real different story. I don't think any perfume houses are using real animalics anymore. No reason to either, there are synthetics which are extremely true to life!