I know, there are a million threads on this already, but here's my 1st experience with the "King of Fruits"...
Finally worked up the courage to purchase a Durian at the Asian market this weekend. The smell wasn't bad at first, it just smelled like really-ripe bananas - that is, until I cut it open. I quickly opened the windows as the rotten fruit/dirty diaper stink escaped from the fruit.
The texture wasn't unpleasing, sort of like a custard. The taste was indescribable - sort of a combination between banana, pineapple, and boiled onion. It wasn't horrible (that wimp from the Bizarre Foods show couldn't hold it down), but I'm not sure I would bother buying it again. I've got the leftovers sitting in the freezer, I'll probably make some sort of shake with the rest of it.
I don't see what the big fuss is about, but at least I can say that I tried it