Interesting about the Reflection, SOS. That note also ended up bothering me in the base of Mugler Cologne, though MC didn't have that papery quality. I get that papery quality (though less spermy) in some tobacco leaf and some rosewood scents. I've always noted two distinct smells both labelled as rosewood. One is the actual smell of teak furniture, and the other just smells like a wet paper bag.
You know, I still haven't smelled pure Ylang essential oil. In my brain, I think of it as one of the primary ingredients in that generic white floral accord that's in so many classics. In that accord, if I can spot and remove the rose and the lily, I usually think of Ylang as what's left. Does it have a gross quality to it? (I'm thinking of how some notes like grapefruit or cassis can have a nasty sub-note going on beneath the main smell)
OK, it's been about an hour since I put the Reflection Man on paper. As a side note, there's a big oily spot, so it definitely has some essential oils going on. All I smell now is wet paper bag and cinnamon, though I could be convinced that a portion of what I'm smelling is some sort of orris, though it doesn't have any of the telltale bleu cheese smell of real orris root (at least, that's what I sniff for as a litmus test of whether it's real orris butter or not - but it sounds like I'm wrong and there's actually more types of orris than I thought, based on your previous post).
The neroli and the aquatic notes are completely gone, and I think the pepper has been absorbed into the overall spicy paper bag smell and is probably one of the other things making it up.