The Best Inexpensive Men’s Cologne – 2019

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To smell good you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on buying a good cologne. There are many good colognes in the market that will make you smell good without putting much burden on your wallet either.

We decided to make a list of the colognes that smell the best and have a reasonable price.

So if you are looking for an everyday wear perfume that you can wear to work, gym, at home etc, or if you are looking for a more potent perfume for special occasions and parties etc, we have tried to cover them all in this list!

Amongst this list, our top pick and #1 product on this list is Cool water! Hands down the best inexpensive cologne in our opinion. 

Alright so without any further ado lets get started with the list!

Davidoff Cool Water EDT Spray for Men

Davidoff Cool Water was released in 1988 by Davidoff. It is one of our most favourite men’s cologne, and it is also the top pick for this best inexpensive men’s 2019 list. Even if this list was about the best cologne in the world regardless of their prices, we would still have Cool water in that list, simply because this cologne is really something special, and we really love its fragrance!  

Cool Water by Davidoff is a very good choice for an everyday wear casual cologne because of its beautiful fresh and light scent, and relatively cheaper price. Its good enough to be worn on any special occasion, such as a birthday, date or a party etc. 

Cool water has a very nice light and watery scent, with its tempting blend of mannish notes, it refreshes your senses and leave you feeling vital and confident. 

The top notes of Cool water are sea water and mint, which create an exciting opening. The heart note includes sandalwood which gives it a slight exotic twang. The base notes are tobacco and cedar which lead to a smoky, woodsy finish which is very masculine. 

The bottle and the packaging of cool water is very minimal and classic and would look gorgeous on your dressing table.

Cool Water by Davidoff EDT is perhaps are top pick in this list because of its cool refreshing scent which makes it ideal for everyday wear, its decent longevity, its cheap price and the beautiful elegant bottle design and packaging all together make cool water our top pick in this list! 

Instinct by David Beckham


The Instinct by David Beckham is an Aromatic Fougere Fragrance for men which was launched back in 2005. Since its launch, Instinct has been a classic mens cologne and a perfect choice for an inexpensive cologne which can be worn everyday and for different occasions such as work, gym, home. Besides, even at this price point, its good enough to be worn at any special occasion! This perfume is just outstanding overall.

The fragrance of Instinct by David Beckham is just simply amazing! It basically features; Cardamom, white amber, mandarin orange, star anise, pimento, bergamot and vetiver etc in its scent.

The bottle and packaging of David Beckham Instinct is simple yet classy, the bottle would look great on any shelf, it has a beautiful minimal design thats eye catching.

We think Instinct by David Beckham would make a great everyday work fragrance, since its cheap and a very great non-offensive scent and is a perfect fit especially for summers.

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Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men

In 1982, Guy Laroche introduced Drakkar Noir.

The Drakkar Noir is a classy men’s perfume and has a sharp spicy, lavender and amber fragrance. It has a blend of spicy berries, sandalwood, lavender and citrus which makes its scent amazing. 

The packaging and the bottle design of Drakkar Noir comes is minimal and it comes in a simple black bottle with white branding and font on it, which overall looks good. 

Drakkar Noir is a nice affordable men’s perfume, can be used for everyday wear, the fragrance makes it more suitable for summers and day time wear but regardless it can be used anytime and would make you smell good. 

Nautica Voyage N-83 Eau de Toilette Spray

Nautica Voyage N-83 was launched in 2013 and is relatively a newer fragrance. It is an aromatic aquatic fragrance for men. 

It has a nice clean, fresh, masculine scent which isn’t too heavy and is pleasant to others as well. Its a perfect fit for everyday work cologne.

The scent of Nautica Voyage N-83 isn’t too potent to disturb your co-workers but it would convey the message to them that you do like to smell good.

The bottle and packaging of the Nautica Voyage N-83 is simple, classy and modern.

Perry Ellis 360 Red for Men

Perry Ellis 360 is a classic inexpensive cologne for men. It was launched in 2003 and it is a Aromatic, oriental and refreshing fragrance for men.

The Scent of Perry Ellis 360 for men features the essence of citrus, spice and woods. The scent has a very nice cool, aquatic effect which blends with spices, floralcy and exotic woods to leave a long-lasting amazing scent. 

The top notes of this cologne are, Lime Zest, Sunburst Mandarin and Italian Parsley. The mid notes are Nutmeg, lavender and red cinnamon. The base notes of this cologne are Indonesian Patchouli, Mysore Sandalwood and Red Cedar wood etc.

The bottle design and packaging of the perfume is a bit unique compared to the others on this list, It has this beautiful and eye catching red color and overall the bottle design is stunning.

Adidas Moves For Men

A best inexpensive men’s cologne list is incomplete without the Adidas Move, which is perhaps one of the best mens inexpensive cologne, if not the best.

Adidas Moves For Him is an invigorating fragrance for men by Adidas. The fragrance of Adidas Moves for men is a masculine floral fragrance. This flowery fragrance of Adidas Move has a blend of ginger ale, cyclamen, sheer woods, rose geranium and cedar wood which together makes it scent simple wonderful.

The scent of Adidas Moves is very fresh and feels very refreshing, making it suitable for everyday wear and you can wear it at home, gym and work etc. 

The bottle of the Adidas Moves For Men cologne is very simple, minimal and overall it looks good and has a modern touch to it.

Adidas Moves is a really good choice for an affordable mens cologne, especially if you are looking for an everyday cologne lets say if you need a cologne for college, for work or after playing sports or workout etc. 

Versace Eros by Versace Men’s Mini EDT

Versace Eros is another great inexpensive men’s cologne, which was launched back in 2012. 

The luminous aura has an intense, vibrant and glowing freshness which is obtained from the combination of mint leaves, Italian lemon zest and green apple. 

This perfume has a bit more strong scent and is a good option for special occasion although it can be used for everyday wear if you really like the scent.

The bottle of Versace Eros is very elegant and beautiful. Its made up of turquoise colour glass, with a beautiful head and the Branding on the bottle is done in classic golden colour which really goes well with the bottle’s turquoise colour making it one of the best looking bottles on this list.

Aramis By Aramis for Men


Aramis is another great men’s inexpensive cologne. It was launched back in 1966 and has a very classic scent.

An intensive leather note can easily be recognised in Aramis, and the composition is built around woody sharp notes.

It is an affordable men’s cologne and can be used for everyday wear if you really like the scent of this cologne.

The bottle of Aramis is plain and simple, with a glass body, a golden head and some simple branding on the front. 

Yacht Man Blue Eau-de-toilette Spray

Yacht Man Blue is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men, which was launched back in 2001. The top notes include lemon, green apple and melon. It has refreshing mid notes and woody base notes. 

Yacht Man blue has moderate longevity and a nice scent which makes it a good choice for everyday wear. 

It has a nice glass bottle with a silver top, which makes the bottle look very nice and classy. (As classy as the slick back hair).

Stetson Original Cologne Spray for Men

Stetson Original is another classic men’s cologne with a rich woodsy, citrus spice scent with notes of bergamot and musk. This cologne paired up with a slicked back long hairstyle and a black leather jacket is pure classic.

In 1981, Stetson Original was launched, and since then it has rapidly become a famous cologne for men that people love. Stetson Original is a chypre fragrance for men.

Due to its nice and fresh scent, its moderate longevity and a cheap price, its a good option for everyday wear mens cologne. 

The bottle design is very simple, with a glass body and a golden top and branding on the body of the perfume. 

Dreamer By Gianni Versace For Men

Dreamer by Gianni is a fresh light fragrance. The scent has hints of apple, guava, red currant and mandarin with aquatic notes for a fresh, light fragrance. 

This scent is best suited for daytime wear in the spring or summer, and it is more of a romantic type of fragrance. 

The Dreamer by Gianni Versace’s bottle is amongst the best in this list. We really love the classic design of the bottle! 

Man Eau Fraiche by Versace

Man Eau Fraiche By Versace is another good choice for a good inexpensive cologne for men. 

Its has a nice and fresh scent and can be worn all year around and can be used for everyday wear. The scent has notes of lemon, tarragon and star fruit etc. 

Although the bottle design of Man Eau Fraiche is unique but personally we don’t like the design of the bottle much – but again for a perfume, the scent matters a lot more than the design of the bottle. 

Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for Men

Dolce and Gabbana The One EDT for men is a good casual wear inexpensive mens cologne. 

The top notes of the cologne are Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil. The Heart notes are Spicy and warm notes of Cardamom and Ginger and the base notes of this cologne are deep dry down of tobacco and Ambery notes along with cedarwood.

The bottle design of Dolce and Gabbana The One is our favourite number 1 on this list. The bottle design, the head and the branding all are excellent and they look really modern and beautiful.

Polo Black by Ralph Lauren for Men

The Polo Black by Ralph Lauren is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men which was introduced in the year 2005 by the design of Ralph Lauren.

The fragrance of Polo Black has a bold fusion of mango, silver armoise and patchouli noir and it is recommended for special occasions such as parties etc. 

This woodsy fragrance for men blends spiced mango with nutmeg-infused espresso for a powerful scent

The bottle design of Polo black by Ralph Lauren is gorgeous. The bottle is black and the head is silver/chrome but the best thing on the entire bottle is the branding logo in the centre of bottle which is in chromo/silver. This makes the bottle really stand out. 

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray for Men

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray for Men was launched by Giorgio Armani Design house in 1996. This designer’s scent lasts the test of time, with light and watery marine notes combined with citrus accords of orange and lime for a cool and fresh scent that would refreshen your mood. 

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray was specifically formulated for men, the heart of this enticing aroma exudes a spicy blend of nutmeg and bergamot with cedar rounding out the base notes for a woodsy finish.

The bottle and packaging of this affordable men’s cologne is very beautiful and it would really look good on any shelf.

Nautica Classic for Men

Nautica Classic for Men is a woody fragrance mixed with a mild floral scent.

Whether you are looking for a scent to wear to work, school, or out on a date, Nautica Classic can be a great choice and is a good choice for an everyday wear inexpensive cologne.

In 1992, Nautica introduced the Nautica Classic, since then this cologne has really earned its “classic” name.

The top notes of Nautica Classic are; Aldehydes, which provide a fresh and outdoorsy scent, as well as Bergamot Lime, and Lemon oil. 

Its middle notes are Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, Cyclamen, and Caraway. 

The solid base is made up from the scents of Amber, Musk and Sandalwood for this masculine aroma.

If you want an inexpensive men’s cologne that has a nice spicy, woodsy fragrance with a touch of musk and florals, Nautica Classic can provide this in a light and invigorating spray.

Nautica Classic’s scent can be ideal if you enjoy smelling like you have just stepped out of the shower. When you want to make a great impression, Nautica Classic can be your go to product.

Nautica classic can be used during any season and time of the day and can be used where ever you want, be it in your home, your office, restaurant, gym etc. Its scent makes it a good fit for everyday use.

The packaging and bottle design of nautica classic is absolutely brilliant. The cologne comes in a clear glass bottle with a metal cap. It has a very minimal and modern look and would really look good on the shelf.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Intense for Men

Ralph Lauren’s Polo Red Intense is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men. Polo red intense was launched in 2015. 

Polo Red Intense shifts the signature fragrance into overdrive. The scent starts with a fresh, fruity top note, which is amped with ginger tones, only to be surpassed by a heart of spices and woody notes. The final dry down reveals a fiery rush of sensual red leather and addictive red roasted coffee, which bring out the sophistication and addiction of the fragrance. 

The bottle design and packaging of Polo red Intense is really nice, with the black and red bottle and the polo logo in the centre making it look very stunning.

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man EDT 

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men.

Club De Nuit Intense Cologne for men is a captivating blend of fruity accords with a smoldering dry down that gives the impression of a high-end cologne at a surprisingly reasonable price.

The top notes of pineapple, bergamot, lemon, black currant, and apple will draw you in with their friendly mix of aromas.

The heart notes of rose, jasmine, and birch give this cologne a soft, romantic appeal. 

Finally, the base notes of vanilla, musk, ambergris, and patchouli provide a finish that is warm and full.

The bottle is gorgeous and in a rectangular design, with crystal accents. The outer box matches the bottle, with thin silver text.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Prive Eau de Parfum Spray for Men

In 2008, Paco Rabanne launched 1 Million cologne, since then this inexpensive cologne has become very popular.

1 Million Prive is an oriental – woody fragrance full of contrasts. 

The scent opens with blood mandarin and cinnamon. The heart includes notes of hookah tobacco enriched with myrrh resin. The base is a warm and sensual blend of patchouli and tonka bean absolute.

1 Million prive is a good choice for an everyday wear men’s cologne due to its moderate longevity. Work, gym or home, 1 Million prive still remains a good choice for an everday wear man’s cologne. The lovely scent also makes it a good choice for special occasions as well.

The bottle design of Paco Rabanne 1 Million is unique and its looks gorgeous. 


Alright thats it, these were our most favourite inexpensive men’s cologne, if you know of a cheap but good men’s cologne then do let us know in the comments and also if you have ever used any of the colognes that we mentioned in this list, then do let us know about your thoughts regarding it in the comments! 




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