Everyone has their own assessment of seasonal criteria.. I'm sure and though there are really no rules to what you can or can't wear, generally speaking.... in a Canadian climate that ranges from +30 to -30 in temperature, there are simply some fragrances that can't endure the heat and are suffocating when it's sticky and humid. For example, a fragrance like L'Eau Par Kenzo, which is essentially, a watery, lemony citrus based "fresh" scent...is a smell I can tolerate in the midst of summer.. it's fresh, light, citrusy.. evoking connotations of lemonade, so on..and so on.. where as an 80's powerhouse, like Polo.. or Bel Ami, would come off as stifling in that kind of climate.. It could also be that some notes are easier to handle in different kinds of weather..
The scents I would wear in fall and winter, are woodsier, spicier, smokier and darker in nature.. it's hard to know if my choices are based on association or not. For example, the smell of burning wood often catches my nose in the midst of a cold winter's walk.. could that be why I gravitate to woods in the winter? Regardless, for me..there are just certain notes and heaviness to fragrances that are quite indicative of seasons.
I would not hesitate to wear something fresh in the fall or winter, but I do have to be careful with what I wear in the summer because when heat or sweat mixes with certain fragrances, the way they come apart on the skin can be just nasty.. Bel Ami on a hot sticky day = gag reflex...
I don't know if any other people have more articulate assessments of the aforementioned question, but these are my rantings on the subject anyway..
basically Creed's MI Vs. Dior's Fahrenheit.. both frags I would wear, but at extreme opposites.. in regards to seasonal selection.
Aside from that,