Colognes can be pricey, especially the popular designer fragrances. The good news is, that if you are on a budget, you can pick up a great scent for under $30 or even under $20. There are some awesome colognes for cheap that don’t smell cheap. I tried to include fragrances for every taste, some woodsy smells, aquatic ones, and some with more fruity scents. It is also important to note that while this list is a sampling of the colognes that can be bought for under $30, many designer colognes offer smaller sizes that are relatively inexpensive, so you could consider using one from this list as an everyday cologne and another one for special occasions. With all that in mind, let’s jump into the list of the top colognes for men under $30. Here’s a more recent post with six more colognes for under $30!
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Top Value Fragrances for Men
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. My Full Review of Voyage Cologne
Adidas Deep Energy by Adidas For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4-Ounces
(My review of Deep Energy) Probably the best scent from Adidas and can be had for around $10 (3.4 oz). It lives up to its name and does have a very energetic fragrance. Not the best cologne on the market by any stretch but really nice for the price.
Azzaro pour Homme 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
A throwback to the 1970s, Azzaro Pour Homme, is a woody fragrance that won’t break the bank but will draw plenty of complements. Azzaro Pour Homme Full Review
David Beckham Instinct EDT Spray For Men, 2.5 Ounce
One of the fragrances from the athlete’s line of colognes, all of which are very affordable. Instinct Review
Intimately Beckham By Beckham For Men, Eau De Toilette Spray, 2.5-Ounce Bottle
Another Beckham entry. Choose the one that suits you best. Notes in this one include: grapefruit, sandalwood, bergamot, amber, violet. Intimately Beckham Review
Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
One of the best-selling colognes on the market. A masculine scent with some nice lavender and amber notes. Not a fruity scent but has a nice spice to it. 1 oz-1.7 oz bottles can be had for under $30. Drakkar Noir Full Review
Rochas Man– Notes of coffee and lavender as well as amber and sandalwood. Rochas Man is clean and masculine. One of the best bets on the market for the price.. My Rochas Man review
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene for Men, Eau De Toilette Spray, 4-Ounce
A classic scent from the 70s that’s not for everyone.
Cerruti 1881 By Nino Cerruti For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
A cologne that dates back to the 1950s but has a very nice, refined smell to it. It’s been popular for almost 60 years for a reason.
Ck Be by Calvin Klein for Men and Women, Eau De Toilette, 3.4 Ounce
A unisex fragrance by Calvin Klein that is amongst the best that the designer ever produced and is very affordable. Here’s our top colognes by Calvin Klein list! and CK BE Full Review
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. My Review Here Also: 360 Red vs Nautica Voyage Comparison
Quorum By Puig For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
A woody fragrance with notes of tobacco and greens, a great value with options costing under $20.
Curve by Liz Claiborne for Men – 4.2 Ounce Cologne Spray
Really popular cologne because it has such a great scent. Curve won’t be a signature scent because so many people wear it but it is a lovely fragrance. My review of Curve
From this list, I’m sure you can find a scent that will fit your lifestyle and tastes but not break the bank in the process. Cologne doesn’t have to be expensive to smell great, and in fact, you can find one that will have you receiving complements left and right for under $30. Top Men’s Fragrance