Best Smelling Men’s Colognes Under $20: Scents in the $10-20 Range

We are fast approaching the holiday season once again and so I thought that I’d do another post about inexpensive options in men’s fragrances. This time around I’m going to concentrate on those colognes that are available for under $20 but above $10. I ended up with 9 selections on this list, so there is basically something for everybody on here. However, if you want even more options also check out: Best for under $10, Best for under $30 Part 1 and Part 2



Chrome Legend by Azzaro For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2-Ounces– A fantastic performer at this price point. With notes of tea, apple, tonka bean, and more, this is a very fresh aquatic cologne with clean woodsy undertones. A very fine choice.


Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz
A 3.4 oz bottle can be purchased for under $30 and a 1.7 oz for under $20. This is a really great fragrance and is affordable for just about any budget.  It’s a citrusy aquatic scent with good longevity and an attractive aroma. My Full Review of Voyage Cologne


Original Penguin Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce– Sweet morphs into a pleasant spice with notes of apple, fir, vanilla, pepper, and musk. Penguin is blended well and also smells terrific. A good mix between work and casual wear.


Guess Seductive Men Edt Spray, 3.4 Ounce– Warm, sweet, and with a bit of spice. Guess Seductive Homme is an all-around good performer but really shines in the colder months of the year. I still have a bottle of this one and it’s my go to from the Guess lineup. Seductive Blue also smells really good but it doesn’t have the same longevity as the original. My Original Guess Seductive Review

Hei by Alfred Sung for Men, Eau De Toilette Spray, 3.4-Ounce– Alfred Sung’s Hei is a staple for those who need a cheaply priced scent that does a fantastic job at delivering the goods. It is a really clean and fresh scent with a bit of powdery aroma to it. Longevity and projection are good but not amazing, which is to be expected in this class of scents.


Yves De Sistelle Thallium for Men 3.3 Ounce EDT SP– Fairly powerful and sweet candy-like fragrance with some powder to boot. Interesting mix of apple and pineapple notes to go along with some woodsy ones. If you like bold and sweet fragrances, this might be the one for you.


Vera Wang By Vera Wang For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces– Citrus, tobacco, and leather are the main attractions with this one. Masculine, warm, fresh, and sexy. Longevity isn’t great but the price sure is.


Perry Ellis 360 Red By Perry Ellis For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
A great value buy because it not only smells fantastic but lasts long as well. Women seem to like this cologne and I think it would work well for many guys. Like an Acqua Di Gio type of scent with a few differences. 360 Red Review


Hanae Mori By Hanae Mori For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 Ounces– A soft and sweet blend of citrus/vanilla with woodsy/green undertones. For the price, Hanae Mori exceeds expectations and delivers a highly complemented aroma with good longevity.