Sometimes, the sharp bitter notes are some type of synthetics variously described as "woody ambers" (and which of course are not ambers at all). they are especially common in mainstream masculines, especially those called "sports". A special offender is Light blue man, which combines sharp woody ambers with swampy marines. As perfume critic Luca Turin wrote, plague and cholera at the same time.
The intensely green note usually comes from galbanum. It is particularly evident in Chanel Cristalle, so if you smell that and strongly dislike it, you can assume that's a no-no material for you. Galbanum features prominently in many old perfumes, including so called green chypres. That said, within the category there's a big difference in the amount of greenness, with many being quite soft (for instance, Tiare by Ormonde Jayne).
Finally, some leather material can be very sharp and bitter. But many leathers are quite smooth and soft, like suede, so, again, you cannot generalize. Bandit has both a strong galbanum note and a bitter leather; it is among my top two or three favorite perfumes. But perhaps you won't find the appeal then.
If you happen near an Estee Lauder counter, you can test a couple of things for like/dislike: Private Collection for galbanum-green, and Azuree for a leather that's neither too strong (a la Bandit) nor too smooth (a la Chanel Cuir de Russie).