“A civet is a catlike mammal found mostly in tropical Asia and Africa. Territorial creatures, civets mark their turf with scent from a small gland near … their backside. The stuff smells like unadulterated butt–it’s one of the stinkiest substances in the world. … It’s also in some of the world’s finest perfumes.”
–“Beastly Odor.” Wired 19.11 (Nov. 2011): 24.