A couple of married Vietnamese coworkers brought some into work today and we tried it. The bag was opened and it seriously smelled like ripe garbage or pineapple that was in a 120 degree dumpster. It tasted pretty bad and sat on the top of my stomach so there was an ache. I only had a tiny little finger scoop.
I've had some durian smoothies, but haven't had the actual fruit itself. I see it at the Asian grocery store all the time (they're kept in their own fridge so the smell doesn't poison other foods), but I would need to eat it fresh. And quickly. Which means a picnic or something.
The smoothie smelled like feet, but had a good flavor to it. Can't remember it too well, so I can't describe it. I liked it pretty well.
Did you know that it's illegal to bring durians on public transportation in some parts of the world?
Yeah... if Andrew I-Eat-Dirty-Intestines Zimmerman dislikes it, then so will I.
Be open to new things. So long as it's prepared properly, most anything edible can taste good. Instead of straight up durian, why not try durian ice cream or smoothies or somesuch? They're in a lot of Asian grocery stores, they may give you a taste without overpowering your senses.