I think my 'not a winter scent' comment refers to my own impression of winter frags as being spicy heavy-hitters. It's hard for me to describe exactly what I mean by that, not being an afficionado when it comes to fragrances, but for me, winter fragrances are red, brown, amber, warm, rich, spicy and impossible to ignore. SL's Ambre Sultan will be one of my winter frags, along with Rousse and Black Cashmere. Strong orientals will emerge from my collection, and I also suspect I'll be getting through my bottle of Aromatics Elixir pretty rapidly too. The florals will be put away, along with the light spritzy summer scents, like Champs Elysee.
I found myself thinking of Infusion d'Iris as a Spring-Summer fragrance...and then I'm wondering why it's been released in the Autumn. But there should be no laws about fragrances and seasons...it's just a gut thing for me.
Even so, the temptation to buy this one is pretty strong, particularly because I can STILL smell it on the back of my hand, 8 hours after I gave it a light spray this lunchtime. Sign of a good long-laster to me, and a winner in terms of 'shall I buy it? yes, I think I shall!'