It is amazing how reading the opinions of others can help open the mind to re-evaluate a scent and notice new things - sometimes pleasant and sometimes not.
Glad to hear you make a stand and enjoy what you enjoy. It sounds so simple it should be obvious, but given other's opinions and likes and dislikes I know how hard it really can be.
In regards to FDM, I'm going to have to try it again on my skin. I had a friend bring up a sample card not too long ago, and wasn't really digging it on paper. But I missed all of the top notes and of course its progression on skin.