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The Best 14 Cheap Aftershaves For Men – Smell Good On A Budget

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Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

Cheap Aftershaves For Men - The Best Under £20

Men’s fragrances are hugely popular right now, and we’re all spending lots of money on them. There’s a large range, not only designers, but specialised perfume houses, along with different strengths such as eau de parfum.

But if you’re on a budget or don’t want to spend a whole lot of cash, there’s plenty of bargains to be had.

One reason why they’re cheap can be because they’re now old. This doesn’t mean they smell bad, it just means that in terms of marketing, they’ve reached their peak, and are now being discounted.

There’s also plenty of newer budget friendly scents you can get, it’s all about getting a scent you like, and not being a perfume snob when you’re looking for cheaper fragrances.

Here’s the best cheap aftershaves you can get right now. You should be able to pick these up for well under £20.

Primark Black Opulence Fragrance Review

Men’s Aftershave Under £5

It is true! You can smell good for less than £5!

I have featured Primark Black Opulence on the blog before, and it’s a really nice scent. It’s going to be hard to smell better for less than this, you can pick up a bottle for only £3.50!

In my opinion it has a similar scent to Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, which is not a bad thing at all. If you just want a small spray of something which is pleasant and under a fiver, this is it.

Bespoke London Fresh Citrus And Vetiver Review

Men’s Aftershave Under £10

If you want to spend a little more but still not a lot, I have to talk about Bespoke London Fresh Citrus And Vetiver.

Once again, this is a super cheap fragrance which smells really good. It’s under a tenner at only £9.99, and you can’t really go wrong with this. It has an instant hit of freshness which is exactly what you need, and gives off a good impression.

This is an EDP, however the longevity is not the best, however this is more than made up for by it’s price. If you need a quick spray of some freshness for a few hours, this will work.

I think it’s a perfect fragrance for the gym, where you’re not looking for that killer scent, but still want to smell good.

Calvin Klein CK One

CK One EDT For Men

Another classic scent which gained popularity in the 90’s was CK One for men from Calvin Klein. A super fresh and citrus kind of scent, it’s a classic which still works today.

Better yet, it’s really inexpensive, and you can pick up a big 100ml bottle or even 200ml bottle which will last you a very long time.

Ted Baker M

Ted Baker M

M eau de toilette by Ted Baker is a clean and citrus style of scent, and is a good starting point for a day time scent if you’re not looking to spend a lot of money. You can pick this up for less than £12 at the moment from Amazon here.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger eau de toilette

This one takes me back, it’s Tommy Hilfiger eau de toilette. It was one of the first scents which I owned, and I loved it. Back in the older teenage years I had several bottles of this, and always smelled good. It’s a crisp citrus style of scent, great for everyday wear. You can get it for £19.50 right now at amazon.

Versace Blue Jeans

Versace Blue Jeans

It comes in a striking box and bottle, Versace Blue Jeans is one of those fresh masculine scents which you can get at an affordable price. It’s £14.49 here at Amazon, and could be worth a buy.

Joop Jump

Joop Jump

Joop Jump is a classic scent which built up a good reputation in the mid-noughties for being a pleasant scent. It’s aromatic and citrus-y, and once again good for every day wear. You can get it for £15.95 at the moment here at Amazon.

Cerruti 1881

Cerruti 1881

It’s another one from my teenage years, and it was one which I always remember for being particularly strong. Cerruti 1881 is an old school aftershave kind of scent with spicy, but is not too musky and has more of a floral vibe. I’m considering re-buying this one, it’s £18.95 right now at amazon here.

Vera Wang For Men

Vera Wang For Men

It was once the darling of men’s fragrances what only seemed like 5 minutes ago, but it was actually back in 2004. Vera Wang For Men was good then, and although it may not be the cool kid anymore, it’s still good now. Slightly spicy and masculine with citrus vibes, it’s one of the better bargains at £17.45 for a 100ml bottle here At Amazon.

Old Spice

Old Spice

Is there anything I need to say about Old Spice which hasn’t been said before? It’s a scent you’re grandad probably had, but a few years back it got a re-boot, and it’s still a fresh masculine scent with the old school twist you might be looking for. You can pick up a bottle for around £8 here At Amazon.

Davidoff Cool Water

Davidoff Cool Water

Another scent which I have owned and enjoyed, Davidoff Cool Water is a high street kind of scent which has proven to be popular over the years. As the name suggests it’s a cool aquatic and marine type of smell, inoffensive and you can get it for under £20 here at TJ Hughes.

David Beckham Classic

David Beckham Classic

When it comes to celebrity fragrances, you can almost always find a bargain, and with a lot of Beckham fragrances, you can find many. I’ve picked out David Beckham Classic, it’s a woody and aromatic aftershave from 2013, and has a lot of love. Even better, you can get a 90ml bottle for just over £12 here at Amazon.

Calvin Klein Obsession

Calvin Klein Obsession

Another firm favourite from the 80s and 90s is Obsession for men from Calvin Klein. A warm and spicy scent, if you’ve previously owned this it will take you back, and if you haven’t then you’ll have to experience it, which you can do for less than £20 at TJ Hughes here.

Men’s Aftershaves For Under £30

Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Eau de Toilette for Men

Amarf Club De Nuit Intense

If you have a little more to spend, and are looking for fragrances under £30, Amarf Club De Nuit Intense has gained a lot of popularity.

It’s mainly bought by many as a cheaper alternative to Creed Aventus, however it has a scent all of it’s own. For a cheap clubbing or going out fragrance, it does pretty well, and you can’t go wrong for something under £30.

It has over 4,000 ratings on Amazon alone, and most fragrance enthusiasts know about this, but many who aren’t in the community don’t. Take a look on amazon here.

Verdict: Cheap Aftershaves At Every Price Point

And there you have it, plenty of inexpensive men’s fragrances which you can get buy today. Whether you’re looking to spend under £5, £10, £20 or £30, these would be some top fragrances to go and check out.

If you’re looking to bolster up your current aftershave line up, you want to try something new, or you’re just looking for a good smelling bargain, these scents are worth looking at.

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Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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