taste of fragrance
original a men
+1 to all said. and add a gag reflex rapid fire
You know, I've tried to figure it out with this line and need to revisit them so I can find a better way to articulate why I dislike them so much. I haven't gone near them for a while, but they strike me as insanely harsh (like nerve gas). The last one I tried was the one called Mugler Cologne as several people on here whose tastes I respect seemed to like it (but it looks like the OP has left it out of the list). To me, it was just a clean, chemical soapy thing like a bunch of other clean, chemical soapy things. It didn't cause the same reaction I get from the A*Men flankers, but I've kept my distance since.
But you're right; I generally like "difficult" scents, but something about the mix of brutal harshness with syrupy sweet stuff just makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. (I can't say, however that I truly "like" Secretions Magnifique" -- but I do find it interesting, and actually more "pleasing" than some of these.)