There is something magical about perfumes that we love so much, also there is no better memory trigger than that sense of smell,that’s a one of many reasons we love pleasant scents. But when we think of perfumes our mind instantly goes to that fancy glass bottles cost hundreds of dollars. Even with that price tag, some products are not very good. So, we handpicked a list of the best cheapest perfumes for men that you can buy in the market right now.
Most of these products are loved by many people and have good reviews. Almost no one can tell that they are cost slightly less than expensive perfumes. The Scent of Eau de toilette perfumes will last more than most colognes so you don’t have to be worried about fading your scent within a couple of hours. At the end of this, We have included the most common fragrance terms that you should know when you buying a new scent.
We spent many hours researching about these products without further ado, here are our picks for top inexpensive perfumes you can buy in the market right now.
We hope you love our list as much as we do.
Here are our list of top cheapest mens perfumes.
It doesn’t get much cheaper than Nautica voyage. This is fragrance is perfect for daily use and as a signature scent. This scent begins with top notes of cool green leaf and fresh-cut apple. The heart of the cologne offers notes of drenched mimosa, water lotus and aquatic elements.
Nautica Voyage is around for a while, even with that popularity they managed to keep up with their affordable price.
Overall this is a very good perfume for everyone regardless of age. Nautica Voyage will be ranked top of less expensive perfumes and ladies will love the scent when you wear it.
Top Notes – green apple,cedar and moss
Middle Notes – lotus
Base Notes - musk and amber
L’eau D’issey is a masculine, woody scent that is perfect for evening wear. The top notes consist of bergamot, cypress, mandarin, clary sage, yuzu, verbena, tarragon and coriander.
This is perfect for the daytime casual wear and probably a warm weather staple.
Outstanding performance, especially for a citrus fragrance. Lasts all day and has a very good projection. Loved since 1994, it has great reviews and very fair price for its performance.
You can wear this for daily use or for a night out with friends, either way, this perfume won’t disappoint you.
Top Notes – bergamot,lemon and tarragon
Middle Notes – spicy and woody
Base Notes -tobacco,sandalwood,cedar,vetiver and musk
Guess Seductive Homme
Wearing Guess seductive homme signifies boldness and complete glamour, if you are on the lookout for a vibrant impression then this one falls directly on the spot. It’s great for a quick evening date but we wouldn’t recommend using it for an all-day event.
Guess Seductive Homme is Not Overpowering, fresh smell for everyday wear However it’s Not strong enough for cold weather so we recommend using in warm days.
Top Notes – cardamom milk,mandarin pulp and pink pepper
Middle Notes – vanilla orchid, violet leaves and vetiver
Base Notes - patchouli,sandalwood,amber and musk.
It doesn’t get cheaper than Nautica Classic, we can say its one of cheapest perfumes out there you can buy. Nautica Classic is a bold, aromatic cologne that includes floral and woodsy notes. The scent is long lasting and perfectly suits any occasion, day or night.
Sadly, Nautica Classic does have a weak strength but if you are looking for a decent inexpensive perfume for daily use, this one is perfect for you.
This isn’t the best cologne in the world, but for this price, it’s hard to have any complaints.
Top Notes – lime,coriander,cypress,cinnamon,neroli,bergamot and lemon.
Middle Notes – cyclamen,jasmine,caraway,rose and geranium.
Base Notes - sandalwood,amber,patchouli,musk,oakmoss and cedar.
Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy another classic that has endured the test of time, passed the popularity test and manages to remain among the best cheap colognes in the market.
It has an aromatic composition that opens with notes of bergamot, lavender, mint, and grapefruit. The heart brings out aromas of granny smith apple, rose, and cranberry. The base is composed of cotton flower, cactus and amber.
In addition is perfect for daily use and as a signature scent. And Tommy has been around since 1995 and men of all ages have given Tommy very positive reviews on its fair price point and unique blend of scents.
Top Notes – mint,lavender,grapefruit and bergamot
Middle Notes – cranberry,rose and granny smith apple
Base Notes - amber,cactus and cotton flower
I can describe Versace Eros as Cool, minty and sweet perfume. Also, a strong performer that gets noticed. Eros opens with mint, lemon, and green apple, all of which can detect and which hearken back to the 90’s when these notes were more common among masculine’s. The fruity sweetness countered by the citric bite and coolness of lemon and mint respectively is particularly 90’s inspired, and is where mind makes a connection to Blue Jeans, with its “citrus cocktail” that’s basically a mojito in disguise. Eros also follows with geranium just like Blue Jeans, but where these two differ is in the development past the top and part of the middle, as the powder tones of Blue Jeans are excised to make way for tonka and ambroxan which both are unusually early to arrive in Eros.
Also I should mention this one last longer than(6-8 Hours) most fragrances in this price point. If you like minty clean smell and a little bit of green apple notes and don’t want to spend lot of money for a perfume this is one to go.
Top Notes – mint,green apple and lemon
Middle Notes – Venezuelan ambroxan and geranium flowers
Base Notes - Vetiver and Madagascar Vanilla
1881 is just such a nice and pleasant cologne, devoid of sharp anise or too much green to turn it bitter or medicinal like some of its fellow Italian peers in this genre. This cologne brings in the feeling of an eau de cologne minus the neroli, but with a bolstered base of woods and moss to make it works perfectly on the skin once the top and middle burn off.
1881 opens with Hesperides of lemon and bergamot, with lavender, juniper, hedione molecule, and a ton of kitchen herbs. Cerruti 1881 won many awards since early days and popular among men from all age groups also we should mention it’s a steal for the amount you are paying for.
Top Notes – basil and Cascalone
Middle Notes – lavender
Base Notes - rosewood and cashmere wood
Usher for men
This one is another celebrity cologne, launched in 2007. Usher for men is bold and spicy cologne. This fragrance opens with fruity, citrusy accords including melon, lemon verbena and fresh pineapple.
In addition, you will get many compliments when you wearing this cologne and the best thing is it sells for a very reasonable price. If we have to tell about one negative thing about this perfume, it doesn’t hold much time, but for this price, this cologne is a steal.
Top Notes – pineapple,melon and lemon verbena
Middle Notes – white pepper, blue lavender, violet leaf and vetiver
Base Notes - sandalwood, amber, musk, suede and guaiac wood
Bold Pheromone Cologne scent that is both effective in attracting women, but also smells amazing. This perfume made by Raw Chemistry. If you are concerned with lasting of this cologne, you don’t have to worry, this cologne lasts more than 12 hours after you put it on. For best results, apply directly on pulse points where your body is warmest.
This fragrance loved by many people around the world. you can use this as a signature fragrance or for Occasions. The scent also has a fresh and clean and has an Extra Strength Concentration of Human Grade Pheromones. Price is a little bit higher than other perfumes on the list but you will get more than that you are paying for. Also, we should mention most people refer to this cologne as “ultimate chick magnet”, believe it or not, that’s what exactly this cologne do.
Yacht Man Blue
Yacht Man Blue is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. It starts off with fresh top notes of bergamot, lemon, green apple, and melon. This one comes in a nice-looking blue glass bottle. The best thing about this fragrance is, this is cheaper than many perfumes on the market.
This perfume released in 2001 and Top notes of melon, bergamot, green apple, and lemon combine to create a citrusy scent well suited for afternoons on your boat. This fresh fragrance is ideal for a summer afternoon on the water or a casual lunch on land with your friends. One spritz of yacht man blue is more than enough to complement your laid-back attitude.
Top Notes – bergamot,lemon,green apple and melon
Middle Notes – carnation, jasmine, freesia and green
Base Notes - sandalwood,cedar,almond and leather
This one is a celebrity perfume, we should be careful when we buy celebrity perfumes because more often than not you’re paying for a fragrance just because its approved by the person it’s named for. However, this perfume does not fall into that category, this is a steal for its price. The cologne’s base includes cashmere wood, patchouli, and slightly darker tonka beans.
David Beckham The Essence lasts a pretty decent amount of time so don’t need to wear again later in a day.
That being said, it is typically intended for evening use or daily use. You will get a lot of compliments and more often than not people will ask “what are you wearing?”
Top Notes – lavender and fresh violet leaves
Middle Notes – pineapple and apple
Base Notes - patchouli,cashmere wood and tonka
Nautica is one of most popular American apparel brand that features adventurous, nautical themes throughout its products. Nautica Blue Cologne is undeniably sexy cologne. Nautica Blue was launched in 2005 and loved by men all around the world. This masculine cologne meant for steamy nights or any occasion that calls for confidence and strength.
The top notes are sweet and fresh with pineapple, bergamot and fruity peach. Jasmine and water lily combine in the heart. The earthy close consists of cedar wood, musk and sandalwood. The designer of this woody fragrance is Marice Roucel.
Smell is fresh and clean, not at all overpowering and lasts up to 4 to 6 hours. This fragrance is recommended for daily use or as a evening perfume.
Top Notes – pineapple, bergamot and fruity peach
Middle Notes – jasmine and water lily
Base Notes -cedar wood, musk and sandalwood
Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir
This is one of the best examples of classic male cologne. This product loved by men all around the world.
Reason for all this good feedback for this cologne is because it lasts a long time compared to other products in this price range and the best this is you will get compliments all the time.
The top notes for this fragrance are lavender, basil, lemon, lemon verbena, Artemisia, rosemary and most importantly bergamot. In the middle of the composition are scents of jasmine, cinnamon, coriander, juniper, and carnation. The base consists of cedar, oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, leather, vetiver, patchouli, and fir.
In addition, we should mention you can use this as a daily wear and also for occasions. Also, you can give this cologne as a gift because this Drakkar Noir cologne is popular among men of all age groups.
Top Notes – rosemary,artemisia,lavender,basil,lemonverbena,bergamot and lemon
Middle Notes – coriander,carnation,cinnamon,juniper and jasmine
Base Notes -leather,sandalwood,fir,amber,patchouli,oakmoss,vetiver and cedar
Paul Sebastian Fine
This is a great smelling fragrance that was designed as an everyday wear for men aged between 18 to 40, but it is suitable for men of all ages. You will often get compliments and one of best things about this perfume is this will last all day long.
The sophistication and class can be seen in nearly every part of this perfume. It’s opening notes of lavender and sage offer a warm, breathy tone that neither announces its presence nor goes unnoticed.
It priced under 20 bucks for 2 Oz bottle so it’s pretty decent price for a long-lasting perfume.
Top Notes – amber, lavender and musk
Middle Notes – jasmine and oakmoss
Base Notes - sage, ylang-ylang and rose
If you can’t decide what to pick, this is one to go. Davidoff Cool Water is a men’s aromatic aquatic cologne with aromatic, fresh spicy, marine, green, and woody main accords. It has a fresh clean smell and great value for its price. It comes with great reviews not just because it’s wallet-friendly price because this fragrance loved by many people around the world. you can use this as a signature fragrance or daily use.
This scent has sea water, lavender, mint, green notes, rosemary, calone, and coriander top notes. Davidoff coolwater is an absolute classic because this is the scent that what you smell and think “now that’s manly.” The overall scent may not last long, but for this price tag, we can let that slide.
Top Notes – mint and green nuances, lavender, coriander and rosemary
Middle Notes – geranium,neroli,jasmine and sandalwood
Base Notes - cedarwood,musk,amber and tobacco
Most Common fragrance terms
You should familiarize yourself with common fragrance terms so you know exactly what the sales associates are suggesting to you when choosing a fragrance. If your goal is to have the fragrance last as long as possible, use a product with a high oil concentration.
Eau De Parfum (EDP)
• 8-15% concentration of fragrance
• Lasts 3 to 5 hours
• Pretty Expensive
Eau De Toilette (EDT)
• 4-8% concentration of fragrance
• Lasts 2 to 4 hours
• Moderately Expensive
Eau De Cologne (EDC)
• Only 3-5% concentration of perfume essence.
• Lasts for only 2 hours
• Relatively Cheap
I hope you found this article useful. This took lot of time to put this information together. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below.
Thank you very much for reading, have a nice day!
Thomas Wilson is a professional perfumer, who has more than 4 years of experience in the field.