CM was good, but I didn't find it light years ahead of other dry/pungent leathers like Knize Ten, Cuir d'ottoman (Parfum d'empire), or Tabac Blond... especially given the $$$ and the difficulty of getting a bottle (I have no idea if it has since been put into their regular line, as I don't keep up with Lutens.) If you liked the CM, then I think the L'a P TdB will be a big hit with you. I have to say that I was largely indifferent to Lutens until I got a partial of Chergui. Now, Boxeuses...I'm again indifferent to, and don't even get me started on Vetiver Oriental (OMG PU!!) It was a question, you don't happen to have one do you? I last wore Brut when I attended an all-boys college prep school. A Latino all-boys college prep school. I did see a bottle recently at the local grocery store, and I took a whiff. Not really as good (?) as I remember. Then again, we did eat a lot of bean-and-cheese burritos back in the day.