...I also love lily and struggle with the same problems. Have you tried Shanghai Lily by Tom Ford? I was a bit sceptic because of the strange toothpaste note in his Lys Fumee, but pleasantly surprised after the first 30 minutes. How about La Vierge de Fer by uncle Serge? I have only tried the wax so no idea how the actual perfume behaves. Although this may have some of the same problems as Lys Mediterranee.