Fear not, though. There are colognes out there that don’t break the bank but deliver the most bang for their buck and can last you for quite a while, while you are at it, and so we have developed this list of the best cheap men’s colognes for the year 2020 so you don’t fall victim to the wrong kind of cheap colognes. Depending on your style and budget, you can choose one from the varying options listed – but be sure to check which scent works for you by following a few easy steps on how to pick a scent.[link article]
Best Cheap Men’s Cologne 2020
These colognes are in different price bars, ranging from under 20 to under 100, and that is a steal for their amazing fragrances and the time these colognes last in your closet.
|No||Best Cheap Men's Cologne 2020||Longetivity||Qty||Ratings||Price|
|1||Happy By Clinique||6 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|2||Tommy Hilfiger||6 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|3||Drakkar Noir||8 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|4||D & G Light Blue||6 Hours||2.5 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|5||Armani Code||5 Hours||4.2 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|6||Dreamer||7 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|7||Lucky You||4 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|8||Cool Water||5 Hours||4.2 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|9||Versace Pour Homme||7 Hours||3.4 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|10||L’eau De Issey||8 Hours||6.7 Oz||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
1). Happy by Clinique for Men
As the name suggests, Happy for Men is the embodiment of a “happy” scent. It is a burst of citrus and aromatic notes that pep you up into a feel-good day and those around you certainly have the same impression – everybody wants to be your friend.
The top notes of many tangy fruits hit you as soon as you spray the scent on. There is lime, kaffir, kalamanzi fruit, mandarn and a characteristic yuzu that form an uplifting coherent perfume. As the top notes give way to the middle notes in the next twenty minutes, the floral aromatics begin to shape up and join the chorus, uplifting the scent and your mood even more if that is possible! There is Rose, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Freesia, all flanked by hints of green notes that is refreshing to the breath. Base notes of Cedar, Mediterranean Cypress, Guiacwood shape the scent to a woodsy dry down that dances effortlessly with the tangy and aromatic previous notes. All in all, it is a mood booster, and that too just under 40 dollars! Happy is by far one of the best men’s colognes perfect for casual wear.
|Head Notes||Kaffir, Lime, Kalamanzi fruit, Mandarin, Yuzu|
|Heart Notes||Green Notes, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Freesia|
|Base Notes||Cedar, Mediterranean Cypress, Guiacwood|
|Longevity||Upto 6 hours|
2). Tommy Hilfiger Spray for Men
Tommy Hilfiger Eau De Toilette Spray for Men is a simple, youthful and fresh fragrance that goes a little over 30 dollars, and works perfectly in summer and spring. Ideal for young men, the scent is suited not just for its price but for the youthful feel of its notes that blend beautifully together. Its top notes of Lavender, Bergamot, Rain, Florida Grapefruit, Kentucky bluegrass, Midwest spearmint, are not just fancy names to set the scent apart – they bring their uniqueness to the fragrance with that first spritz. The fresh and floral notes merge well together like a rainy day in the park. The middle notes incorporate oriental touches with a mix of fruity and woodsy that it feels like you are at a fragrant garden party of the 90s, taking the scent into the gourmand territory. Base notes of Blue spruce, Cactus flower, Vermont red maple, Wyoming cottonwood, and Amber finish the scent off with a delicious dry down that lasts for up to 6 hours without a refresh. This perfume is one of the best affordable men’s cologne and a signature scent for young men in 2020.
|Head Notes||Lavender, Bergamot, Rain, Florida Grapefruit, Kentucky bluegrass, Midwest spearmint|
|Heart Notes||Driftwood, Cranberry, Apple pies, Yellow Rose|
|Base Notes||Blue spruce, Cactus flower, Vermont red maple, Wyoming cottonwood, Amber|
|Longevity||Upto 6 hours|
3). Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men
Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche For Men comes under 40 dollars and is a clean scent for men that works equally well for formal and casual affairs. It opens on a multitude of notes with Basil, Rosemary, Green mint, Verbana, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, and Artemesia, which all combine into a fresh and floral experience that feels sharp and soapy, in a good way. Within minutes, it dries down into a richer moss as that particular base note takes head quite early in the compositions, indicating its use in the middle notes as well with other woodsy and spicy notes of Angelica, Wormwood, Coriander, Juniper, Cinnamon, and Cardamom. The scent rounds off with woodsy green notes of Patchouli, Oakmoss, leather, Amber, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Pine Needle, and Balsam that blur together to create a baseline that’s dynamic. The scent delivers a cool retro feel when worn throughout the day. With these olfactory qualities, the scent is one of the best men’s colognes for winter season.
|Head Notes||Basil, Rosemary, Green mint, Verbana, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Artemesia|
|Heart Notes||Angelica, Wormwood, Coriander, Juniper, Cinnamon, Cardamom|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Oakmoss, leather, Amber, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Pine Needle, Balsam|
|Longevity||Upto 8 hours|
4). D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men
D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana comes as a beautiful remodel of the original D&G Pour Homme as an aromatic, spicy, citrusy, blue marine experience that merges well despite the variety of different notes in the mix. Starting off with unique notes of Sicillian Mandarin and Frozen grapefruit peel with Bergamot and Juniper, the tangy beginning is an attention grabber. The middle notes bring in an unusual touch of rosemary spice and pepper, softening the head notes with a warmth that is welcome. The ultimate dry down reveals base notes of Musk wood, Incense, Oakmoss that marries the blue scent with a characteristic woodsy flavor that emerges as purely and beautifully masculine.
This aquatic aromatic fragrance is airy, fresh, and optimal for casual warm-weather occasions and one of the best men’s colognes under 50.
|Head Notes||Sicillian Mandarin, Frozen grapefruit peel, Bergamot, Juniper|
|Heart Notes||Rosemary, Szechuan pepper, Rosewood|
|Base Notes||Musk wood, Incense, Oakmoss|
|Longevity||Upto 6 hours|
5). Armani Code By Giorgio Armani For Men
Armani Code By Giorgio Armani is what you can call a gentlemen’s cologne. With top notes of bergamot and lemon, Armani Code is a citrusy sweet scent that dives into floral vibes with hints of coconut and tobacco that ground it into an elite smelling fragrance. Its middle note of Olive flower is a unique note that garners the fragrance a sweet complexity that doesn’t go unnoticed and alleviates it to another level. Base notes of tonka and guaic wood add to the sweetness with a masculine flair and this oriental spicy fragrance bags its place in the best cheap men’s colognes 2020, unlike many in its family that sell for over a hundred dollars.
|Head Notes||Bergamot, Lemon|
|Heart Notes||Olive Flower|
|Base Notes||Guaic wood, Tonka bean|
|Longevity||Upto 5 hours|
6). Dreamer By Gianni Versace For Men
Dreamer By Gianni Versace is a heavenly scent that is rightly titled “Dreamy” for the surreal fragrance it delivers. Top notes of juniper and lily emerge in a passionate flare as you spray the scent on, which adequately whelm you to the introduction of this aromatic fragrance. Iris from the middle notes chimes into the chorus as the scent develops into its floral beauty. Rooting the scent firmly into masculine tones, base notes of tobacco, amber and tarragon come forth as the fragrance dries down, leaving you in dreamscapes of gardens. Lasting for up to 7 hours with normal wear, the bottle can last you an entire season. This is a sultry and elegant scent that is the rave in 2020.
|Head Notes||Juniper, Lily|
|Base Notes||Tobacco, Amber, Tarragon|
|Longevity||Upto 7 hours|
7). Lucky You Lucky Brand Cologne
Lucky You is a fresh fougère that favors those with even the smallest budget. It stops notes of Tamarind, Melilotus Herb, Cotton Flower merge as fresh notes that evolve into a spicier Cardamom and Cascarilla Bark of the middle notes to deliver a warm and fruity fragrance that feels delicious in the winter. It’s base notes are a musky green with a hint of spice and that is where the magic lies. The dry down reveals Musk, Sandalwood, Bamboo stem, Rosewood and Teakwood, encompassing a masculine fragrance that feels soft green, sweet and fresh.
Lucky You is one of the most affordable fragrances on the market in 2020 and this qualifies it a spot in best men’s inexpensive colognes, with a price tag under 20.
|Head Notes||Tamarind, Melilotus Herb, Cotton Flower|
|Heart Notes||Cardamom, Cascarilla Bark|
|Base Notes||Musk, Sandalwood, Bamboo stem, Rosewood, Teakwood|
|Longevity||Upto 4 hours|
8). Cool Water Cologne by Davidoff
Cool Water by Davidoff is, simply put, a fresh, sharp and humbly masculine cologne. An aquatic fourgere, Cool Water is the upper echelon of aquatics that only borrow from it for their freshness. While the scent is a fougere, all the aromatics and fruits fuse harmoniously to deliver a blue scent that is fresh as a water stream. Top notes include Lavender, Coriander, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Orange blossom that quickly evolve with the middle notes of Jasmine, Oakmoss, Geranium, and Sandalwood that offer a springy freshness to this scent. Dry down reveals base notes of Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, and Cedar, that are refreshingly manly. Perfect for warm weather and both casual and formal wear, Cool Water is one of the best men’s colognes under 30.
|Head Notes||Lavender, Coriander, Peppermint, Rosemary, Orange blossom|
|Heart Notes||Jasmine, Oakmoss, Geranium, Sandalwood|
|Base Notes||Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Cedar|
|Longevity||Upto 5 hours|
9). Versace Pour Homme
Versace Pour Homme is an affordable and fresh citrusy scent from Versace’s wide range of colognes. Available for just 50 dollars, this is a versatile masculine scent that is one of the best affordable men’s colognes in 2020. Opening to tangy notes of Neroli, Bitter Orange Leaves, Citron of Diamante, and Bergamot, Pour Homme has a soapy freshness to it. Its middle notes add accents of rosiness, a deep hyacinth, some warm spicy sage, and lush dry cedar that establish a wonderful flavor on the palate. Base notes are sweet and deep, with Oud, Mineral Amber, Musk, and Tonka flanking the foundation. This fresh and virile combination renders Pour Homme an all year round wear, increasing its value beyond what it sells for on the shelf. The fact that it can last all day with a brief touch up is an add on!
|Head Notes||Neroli, Bitter Orange Leaves, Citron of Diamante, Bergamot|
|Heart Notes||Geranium, Blue Hyacinth, Clary Sage, Cedarwood|
|Base Notes||Oud, Mineral Amber, Musk, Tonka|
|Longevity||Upto 7 hours|
10). L’eau De Issey By Issey Miyake For Men
Another one of the year’s most on-trend affordable scents is L’eau De Issey By Issey Miyake. Here, the makers introduce us to ultra-fresh yuzu citrus mixed with lily florals that offer a unique flavor to this magnificent men’s cologne. Starting on the exotic Yuzu with notes of Cypress, Coriander, Mandarin, Clary sage, Fresh verbena, the fragrance offers a zingy warmth that sweeps you away on the first burst. Its Middle notes are warmer, with the variety of Blue water lily, Nutmeg, Saffron, Bourbon geranium and Ceylonese cinnamon which add to the exotic flare of L’eau De Issey. With base notes of Tobacco, Amber, Musk, Indian sandalwood, and Haitian vetiver, the outlandish affair comes to a masculine dry down that is otherworldly, making the wearer stand out from the crowd.
While it works perfectly for all kinds of casual affairs, it is as wearable for formal activities. This is a fragrance with longevity of an entire day and accompanies you throughout, and that makes L’eau De Issey one of the best men’s cologne under 50 for 2020.
|Head Notes||Yuzu, Cypress, Coriander, Mandarin, Clary sage, Fresh verbena|
|Heart Notes||Blue water lily, Nutmeg, Saffron, Bourbon geranium, Ceylonese cinnamon|
|Base Notes||Tobacco, Amber, Musk, Indian sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, Cypriol|
|Longevity||Upto 8 hours|
With options ranging from twenty to fifty dollars, as well as some moderate budget options ranging under 80, this list has encompassed some of the hot favorite men’s perfumes this year. These are some of the best cheap men’s colognes on the market right now, and offer versatile wear for all seasons and occasions. There is one for everyone on this list, whether you are a student with a small budget or someone looking to spend the least possible on a great scent. Have your pick and let us know which scent was your favorite!