Here's another factoid that relates to last weeks, from That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser. This was regarding the civet! ;)
"Civet, a honeylike secretion from a civet cat's like genitals, gives off an unpleasant fecal odor, but in the right proportion transforms perfume into an aphrodisiac. Civet helped create the allure of the original Chanel No. 5."
Now that's just weird!