My first experience with the Cuba line. Cuba Gold is a pleasant casual scent. Shouldn't offend anyone. On me it's a very subtle powdery aroma after the dry down. Lasts pretty well on my skin. I've never smelled JP Le Male so I can't attest to the fact if it's close to that scent or not. I wasn't "wowed" by this product but I'll definitely wear it for days when I'm not doing any thing special. For the price it can't be beat. I'll for sure try some others from the Cuba line.
Cuba Gold is a colossal bargain! It has good staying power for all day wear. The woody base notes and vetiver are ever present and unexpected at this price point. This is perhaps my favorite pick of the Cuba scents being so well rounded it simply cannot be denied. Compliments from both sexes are a'plenty. If you pass on this one, it's definitely your loss. Don't hesitate to risk buying this one especially if you've never experienced it. You'll be pleasantly surprised as was I.