Seeing you are a 4a, Suburbanbushbabe, maybe that has something to do with it. I've noticed more of the 3c/4a crowd than those with looser or 3b curls liked the new formulations.
I'm sensitive to fragrances too so I totally relate concerning the Spiral Curls Cream. The irony is that I loved the fragrance of the Asian Tea condish which is supposed to be the Spiral's new fragrance.
Still, it's refreshing that we can all be so different--different goals, different curls, even different fragrance likes/dislikes--even though we share the common element of having curls.