I feel London for Men works great year round as well. I actually prefer it in mild weather, because a little warmth can amplify the notes and I get not only better radiance and longevity, but the sweet tobacco accord comes out more on me.
I have heard a lot of these so called Christmas in a bottle associations...etc. I am not saying those reviewers are wrong, I just don't see the similarity. Not everyone's Christmas will have the same scent associations. Some will have vastly different ones compared to others ( example I know of many who use synthetic trees as opposed to real, some don't use candles, ..etc).
To me, London for Men will always have that nice, but sometimes if I haven't worn it in a while, strange aroma of spices in the opening with what I can make out to contain cinnamon. There is this odd, but alluring wine note in the middle note. As the middle notes come into play, so does the dry down which reveals the sweet woodsy and tobacco accord that I have always loved about London for Men. The vanilla/tonka smell in the background adds a nice touch as well.
I don't wear this as much as I used to. Actually I never wear it. But I may just have to break it out again. I've always appreciated this one and for something that can be found on department store counters, it is quite impressive. Not because I am a so called snob, but because London for Men doesn't smell like a derivative of 1 Million, Le Male, Acqua di Gio pour Homme or is in the muddled and middle of the range Bleu de Chanel. It works for not only young men, but older men. It smells great. It smells like what so many guys would love to smell and smell like. I had been searching for this accord for ages before I picked up a bottle and finally realized it. It smells like a modern day classic to me.