Ouch! You must be very sensitive to some particular material in AE. I've never had that particular tastebuds experience, though there are materials that cause some reactions beyond the nose (like vintage Champagne/Yvresse, that makes me gasp for air).
Certainly not with AE, which I love (and it is my mom's signature scent too). How about other creation by Chant, like Azuree or Aramis? But I agree that AE has a lot of medicinal, bitter, resinous materials, and probably with time the patch has grown in weight relative to the oakmoss.