Hugs all around to our multi-national BN family, with an extra pinch to Whitefluffy's cheek. You folks add so much cultural texture to my perception of life. Thank you for sharing your stories from every corner of the globe.
Update: I&LM drydown is not unlike Vetiver Tonka.
Thanks to a dear BNer, I'm smelling Jo Malone's Iris & Lady Moore. In a blind sampling, I would have categorized this as some kind of tea scent straight away. At the start, I caught a glancing impression of JM's Lemon Tart, which I sampled a couple days ago. (As it turned out, Kalli, while LT fortunately wasn't like cake or frosting, it's fresh juiciness just petered out without going anywhere good or interesting. Darn. I was hoping LT would dry down more like Iunx Eau Frapee, which nearly won my heart in the freshness category.) Back to I&LM—seems like this could be one of those don't-have-to-think-about-it fragrances that you could spray all over and walk out the door. It doesn't tug in any particular direction. Come to think about it, geranium, iris and vetiver can be neutral players, so perhaps this would make for a good diplomat's scent. Not the fragrance for Margaret Thatcher, I suppose. I've read that hers was Penhaligon's Bluebell.