Colognes are very important for men as it gives an image that a man is very organized and takes care of his looks. But selecting a right colognes in an affordable budget is quite tricky. It is not necessary that you should wear a luxury cologne to smell good and attractive. You can have this in your budget as well. Here you can find 10 best cheap colognes for men that suit your budget.
But first, let me explain some important facts about colognes.
Categories of Colognes
There are several types of colognes you can see in markets but which one is best. You have seen these names on different perfume’s bottles like eau de cologne, eau de toilette, and Eau de parfum. What does it mean exactly? Well, I will explain this thing. These names tell you about the quality and long lasting effect of colognes.
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Eau de Cologne will last for around two hours. It is one of the most familiar cologne available in the market. It contains 2-4 % perfume oil with alcohol and water.
Eau de Toilette is another best available fragrance in the market. It contains 5-15% perfume oil with alcohol and water. This cologne will last about 4 to 5 hours. It is a lower variant of Eau de parfum.
Eau de Parfum contains almost 20% perfume oil with alcohol and water. It will last around 6 to 8 hours. It is an expensive perfume and only available in brands and well-known designers.
Perfume is a last and highly expensive category of all fragrances. It contains around 30 % perfume oil with alcohol and water that will last almost 24 hours.
So now it’s up to you which one you will select as per your desire and requirements.
Types of Notes
Colognes also categorize as per their notes but what does it mean exactly? Right. Well don’t worry, You will find the answer here.
Notes are descriptors of scents. You will feel this when you will apply the perfume.
It is classified into 3 categories. Top notes, medium notes, and base notes.
Top notes last 20 min to 2 hours. It is an initial smell when you apply the cologne. It is usually light and gentle smell like floral scents, and citrus, etc.
Medium notes last 3 and 5-hours after you apply the perfume. It is stronger than top notes. Medium notes include grass, clove, jasmine, and cinnamon.
Base notes are stronger and long lasting notes. It usually lasts about in a day. Base notes have an excellent staying power in fragrance also it acts as a base in the colognes.
List of Top 10 Cheap Colognes For Men
Cerruti 1881 By Nino Cerruti For MenBuy Now
Cerruti 1881 is a favorite cologne in men for a long time. It was launched in 1990. Cologne contains a spicy blend of herbs patchouli and fragrant wood lavender. It is one of the cheap but favorite cologne among men of all ages because of it’s a musky smell that appears greatly masculine. It is typically designed for evening use. But you can use this cologne in your daily routine.
Nautica Voyage Eau De Toilette
This cologne is one of the best scents for daily wear. Nautica Voyage is a super fresh scent and best for summertime. It is long lasting as well as deep scent. The cologne belongs to the family of Eau de Toilette.
Nautica Voyage contains notes of apple, cedarwood, musk, amber, water lotus, and mimosa. Furthermore, Nautica is excellent for the average budget.
Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir
It is one of the best cheap colognes for men. Drakkar Noir is famous for its long lasting, dark, spicy and sharp scent. The cologne contains notes of lavender, sandalwood, coriander, Patchouli, juniper berries, citrus, and cedar wood. It is no doubt a famous cologne in men of all ages and the best gift in affordable pricing.
David Beckham Instinct
Another cologne with spicy and romantic scent, Dark Beckham is one of the famous fragrance in men. The cologne has top notes of Grapefruit Zest, Bergamot. Moreover, it is pair with Violet, Star Anise, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Amber. David Beckham is not just for a romantic date, you can also use this in your daily routine that is still professional and confident.
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
Grey Flannel is a famous oriental woody fragrance by Geoffrey Beene for men. It was released in 1975. Grey flannel is one of the most pleasant and long-lasting fall scent. Top notes are Galbanum, Neroli, Petitgrain, Bergamot, and Lemon with middle and base notes of Iris, Violet, Rose Geranium, Mimosa, Narcissus, Almond, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Oakmoss, and Cedar.
Pierre Cardin Legend
The cologne comes with an attractive spherical bottle design. Pierre Cardin Legend is an excellent choice for low budget but good quality cologne. The scent contains a rich blend of sea mist including fresh ginger that makes it fabulous. Other spicy notes are cardamom, nutmeg, cypress oil, armoise, vetiver, fir balsam, tonka bean, musk, as well as amber.
Guess Seductive Homme Blue
One of the most seductive scents Guess Seductive Homme Blue is an excellent choice for men. The cologne enriched with woody and Fougere scents. Homme Blue include cardamom milk, vanilla orchid, pink pepper, vetiver, amber, sandalwood, musk, and violet leaves notes.
A unique designed bottle, Versace Eros is the latest as well as modern men’s fragrance having the spirit of Greek mythology. The scent was cleverly crafted to meet the Versace brand and match its style, and vogue. Versace includes the notes of green apple, mint, as well as lemon zest. Moreover, it contains tonka beans, vanilla, amber, vetiver, cedarwood, and oakmoss.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb is one of the most masculine and powerful scents with an elegantly designed bottle. The cologne holds grapefruit, pink pepper, and cinnamon notes. Furthermore, it also includes some masculine notes like saffron, tobacco, leather, as well as Vetiver.
Skulls and Roses by Ed Hardy
Skulls and Roses has an impressive bottle design by Ed Hardy. The cologne is surprisingly fabulous and the only reason it ranks low in this list because it is a little bit expensive. The cologne contains strong notes of cardamom, lavender, orange, musk, as well as moss. It is the best choice if you are looking for a fresh and clean scent.