Different people have different perceptions, which is why there can be no "best" fragrance of all time, objectively. Some associate cumin with body odor, whereas others, including me, do not, for example. There is also civet, castoreum, jasmine, and even honey can have a urine-like quality. IIRC, Boss #1 features jasmine and honey, for instance, and is considered a "skanky" frag by a lot of people. As you noted, getting the animalic quality just right can make a good frag into a great one, but of course some people will find it too animalic, and some may not find it animalic enough. In other cases, you can turn a candy scent into a fragrance (KISS Him is one example) with a "skanky" note (in this case, cumin). Just remember that your tastes can change significantly if you continue to do sampling, and so dismissing a frag as too animalic may just mean that you need more time to appreciate the richness of it. This was the case for me with frags like Boss #1.