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.