Cuba Red is very spicy, one of the spiciest fragrances I have come across. I see a little bit of Burberry London in it, when comparing their dry downs; but in terms of a direct comparison, they are world's apart, in my eyes. I do like the smell of Cuba Red, but only once in a while, and not on my skin. VERY spicy!
I dunno if Magnum Gold is the same as Cuba Gold, from what I hear it is. If that's the case, and you dislike the synthetic mint note in Le Male, I think you will adore Cuba Gold. Since I get no mint from it at all. Other than that, they are very similar. I even prefer Gold to LM. Gold is pretty strong on the lavender, and has a slight barbershop vibe to it.
I have Cuba Hollywood which is not bad. The dry down is very nice, a sweet ambery musk, which strongly reminds me of Musc Raveguer's dry down.
Cuba Black would be the only other one I have tried, and reluctantly. I owned a 3.3 oz bottle which has been given away. I get Azzaro pH's middle notes from it, amped way the F up, projecting like a monster, one spray is enough to knock out everybody in the room. I don't think it smells bad, but it doesn't transition really, and just projects forever. Very 80's too. Black in terms of dark? I would say so..
Other suggestions: You're 20.. and in college. Cheapies are really one of my favorites, although cheapies here on BN aren't really cheap.. You're talking stuff in the under 15 dollar price range, I am sure. That's one of my specialties, as I thrive to find good cheap hidden gems.
Samba Kiss Me always comes to mind first. It's a creamy lemon gourmand, vanilla, high quality, projects nicely, lasts a while. Best of all, nothing really smells like it. Maybe if ya took the creamy lemon accord from Allure Homme Sport, and amped up the vanilla.. I would see it.
50 Cent Power. Not my favorite, by any means. Green, sweet, spicy, sour, very different and intriguing. You can pick up a 3.4 oz at TJ Maxx probably.
Daddy Yankee. An excellent celebrity scent, probably one of the best. Keep in mind, for the most part, celeb frags will always clutter the shelves at discounters, they are always in rotation, and have tons of flankers.. so they gotta go somewhere when nobody buys them. And, just because nobody buys them and they go for low prices at discounters, doesn't mean they are bad.. it usually means they weren't marketed well. With that said.. I believe Daddy Yankee has some reviews here on BN, which you can check out for more details. A 1.7 oz bottle costs 12.99 @ TJ Maxx.
Nautica Voyage. Excellent aquatic.. long lasting, more interesting than most. The result when you put an experienced perfumer behind a designer fragrance with a low budget.. Miracles do happen
I could name a lot more, but it would be easiest if you knew EXACTLY what you were looking for. What notes do you like? Do ya want something spicy, sweet, fruity, woodsy, fresh, etc, etc, etc.