Welcome to you! No expert here. I am a big.Burberry London fan like yourself. I personally don't have the two problems you mention that you experience but I have read that other Basenoters here do. I was searching around for a scent that has the wine, leather, and tobacco mix and that is fresh and came up with Sacre Coeur Ego Facto for men. I have no personal experience with this fragrance and it might not even be close to what you're looking for as it doesn't strike me as being musky and woody, but I thought I'd just throw it out there. I'm sure others will give you better options for a similar feel. For me, London is pretty unique and would never want to be without it. Good luck!