There don't seem to be any good, reliable answers to this question out there in Internet land.
I was eating a banana one day and a couple of my cats, being curious little beasties, came up and sniffed it. They both instantly recoiled, as if it was the worst smell ever! Considering they smell their own poo when they go to the toilet and like sniffing each other's bums, cats and people obviously have different ideas of what smells good or bad!
Other odours that cats dislike: onion, capsicum and mint (toothpaste). These make sense as the plant has developed these strong chemicals to avoid being eaten. However, bananas are fruit and are considered delicious by many species!
I have seen some links where a cat likes bananas, so why do some cats seem to hate the smell of banana?