Best Smelling Cologne for College Men: Top Fragrances for Students

Going to your classes in college, you won’t necessarily see too many well-dressed and stylish people (see: How to Dress as a Man in College for more help). Many times, in fact, there will be plenty of people rocking sweats and baseball caps. If you’re one of those people who wants to buck that trend or you want to simply smell great at a house party, investing in the right cologne can go a long way to making sure you make a good impression on the ladies. Fragrances are designed to fit different lifestyles and personalities and a good college cologne should match with the circumstances you’ll find yourself in or what you own style is. What is the best cologne for college students? Well, there isn’t one definite answer as it depends on your own tastes. However, with this post I want to present you with some great options that should have you covered no matter who you are or what your budget is.

Inexpensive Scents

Money isn’t usually the most prevalent when you’re in college, so, I thought I’d first present to you some great options that won’t break the bank. You can get some great scents for cheap that are versatile and can be worn on many different occasions from casual to a night out clubbing. Here are some of these inexpensive scents

BE Perfume for Unisex new in box 6.7 FL OZ./200 ML. – One of the scents from the Calvin Klein line of colognes. Like most of his fragrances this one is unisex and will appeal to both men and women. This one is the most affordable of Calvin Klein’s scents but it is amongst the best. For the price it’s tough to beat.  CK Be Review

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Calvin Klein ck one Eau de Toilette, 6.7 fl. oz. Another Calvin Klein scent and will run you a few dollars more than Be. However, this is one of the most popular fragrances on the market, so you probably can’t miss by using CK One as an everyday cologne. My Review of CK One ck one  


  David Beckham Instinct Cologne Spray for Men, 2.5 Fluid Ounce The world famous athlete has a whole line of fragrances that are actually really great. This one can be had for under $20 and is a clean scent. Beckham Instinct Review



Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz A more aquatic fragrance from this designer but it is really a great value pick. Voyage Cologne Review


Perry Ellis 360 Red By Perry Ellis For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces For those looking for a more woodsy/masculine scent this one will work well and won’t cost you an arm and leg. Review



Rochas Man Eau de Toilette, Woody Gourmand, 3.3 fl. oz. Another scent that is more masculine and sexy, good for a night out. Read my review here!


  Other Scents The following scents will be a bit more expensive than the previous bunch but keep in mind that most of them will come in smaller sizes that really aren’t too pricey. If you can get a good everyday cologne for cheap, then you could grab one of these as an occasional use fragrance. If you have some money, though, consider investing in one of these scents and make it a signature cologne.  

Guerlain Homme Eau De Parfum Spray for Men, 2.7 Ounce
I love this fragrance and wear it a lot. It’s main accord is that of a mojito (mint, rum, lime, sugar) and features underlying woodsy notes. It’s crisp, juicy, yet totally masculine. Plus, it’s a great performer all around. My full review



The One By Dolce and Gabbana for Men, 3.3 Ounce
This is a fantastic scent from D&G. Sexy and unique. Girls seem to love this stuff and it works well at a party or bar. Not overpowering but will catch attention. It can have some longevity issues on some guy’s skin.


L’Instant de Guerlain– Not too many people have this scent, which is great if you like to have your own style. It’s a really classy fragrance that’ll have you feeling like a million bucks.

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Burberry Brit– Burberry makes some of the best fragrances out there and this one is the best-selling of the bunch. Masculine yet playful and not too woodsy or musky. Great scent.


Jean Paul Gaultier– Gaultier is another popular choice and for good reason, it’s a killer fragrance. Also, consider giving Le Male by Gaultier a try, for a bit more of a unique cologne. My Review of Le Male

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Joop! Joop! Is a great choice for a night out or a party atmosphere. Might be too strong for an everyday wear but it’ll set things off in the nightlife. Joop! Review


La Nuit De L’homme– French design house Yves Saint Laurent put this fragrance out a few years back and it is amazing. YSL has a whole line of great colognes and this was a fantastic addition, unique and sexy.

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Gucci Guilty– Guilty was a highly popular female fragrance that they made an edition of specifically for men. Gucci has had some great ones over the years (Gucci Rush was brilliant) but Gucci Guilty will have girls wanting to get close. There is a travel size available for around $10, so you can test it before you invest in a larger bottle.

College students have a unique lifestyle of studying and socializing that only lasts for four years. As a college man, you should choose a cologne that works well with your lifestyle and reflects your own fashion tastes. Cologne is an accessory that can bring your style together completely and have you receiving complements all night if you play it right. These are just a few of the best colognes out there but will all work well for the right college guy.

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