Just this morning I discerned two previously unrecognized ways of sorting my wardrobe:
1) Easy to love
2) Love, but only when ... I'm in the mood ... or the weather is just so ... or only at bedtime ... or when layered with such-and-such ... or other such caveats.
And I think these headings somewhat parallel your factions. It feels good to rely on those old reliable scents while trusting that other lovelies will come and go and supply transitory diversion.
You're posting some provocative and revealing threads there, seattle. Gosh, what did we do before the Internet and Basenotes--just stare into space thinking our thoughts?