I think weather and environment has much to do with choosing and prefering fragrances. Being in southern Ontario, Canada, we have 3 distinct seasons:
- cold winters, with lots of snow and freezing temperatures
- hot, humid (not tropical humid) summers, it can get +34C with humidex
- beautiful, crisp autumns
and most recently, perhaps due to global warming, almost a non-existent spring (perhaps 2 weeks worth)
I know that my preferences and perceptions change with the change in seasons. In the winter, I prefer warm, cosy florientals, sometimes with a bit of spice and vanilla. In the autumn, I like the woody orientals, sometimes with a touch of incense. In the summer during the day, I prefer light florals and clean fragrances. With warm summer nights, I can do the more sultry tropical fragrances or the fruity florals.
And then, I have my all purpose frags and my happy frags -- but that's another story.
I think that if I were to wear a sultry tropical in the middle of a cold winter's day, it would be totally out of context and just won't work -- I wouldn't even try it.
Can you tell I'm trying to justify my collection ?