It is a common misconception that the only decent fragrances are the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. News flash: you don’t have to empty your bank account to smell nice! There are plenty of high-quality, great-smelling fragrances out there that are under $50. We’ve gathered three very affordable scents here that ar

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3 Amazing Affordable Scents

3 Amazing Affordable Scents

It is a common misconception that the only decent fragrances are the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. News flash: you don’t have to empty your bank account to smell nice! There are plenty of high-quality, great-smelling fragrances out there that are under $50. We’ve gathered three very affordable scents here that are sure to please even the pickiest of noses.

What Makes Some Fragrances More Affordable Than Others?

First of all, let’s take a look at the basics: manufacturing costs. Many fragrances use rare and sought-after ingredients, which will naturally drive up the cost to the company, and as such their price point. Among these ingredients are jasmine, musk, and ambergris, each of which lends a unique aroma to a fragrance that puts it in high demand among fashion enthusiasts.


Next, consider the brand producing the fragrance. Fragrance isn’t a new trend by any means, and as such, many fragrance companies have had time to establish themselves, with some spanning centuries. It’s only natural that a veteran company would have a better reputation in the fashion world, and often produce some of the most sought after fragrances in the industry. 


While high-dollar ingredients and big industry names may be indicative of a well-made fragrance, they’re by no means a requirement! There are plenty of talented perfumers that work outside of the industry giants, and with more affordable ingredients, creating a variety of incredible fragrances you’re sure to love.

1. Nautica Voyage by Nautica 

As its name implies, Nautica Voyage is a men’s fragrance that sets sail on a journey of the senses. The opening notes of crisp apple and leaves blend seamlessly into a floral, fruity accent in the center, eventually ending with the sophisticated warmth of cedar and amber, making this scent the perfect choice for any man looking to embark on his own voyage of discovery.


Scent Notes:

Top - Apple and Green Leaves

Mid - Lotus, and Mimosa

Base - Musk, Cedar, Oakmoss, and Amber

2. Glow by J.Lo 

For an affordable scent that’s both sexy and durable, look no further than Glow, a vivacious women’s fragrance by J.Lo. Opening with a burst of citrus, it develops into a bright, floral hue before blending to an elegant close with base notes of sandalwood and vanilla. The citrus and sandalwood combine to give this fragrance a clean freshness, while the floral accents add a dab of sexy flair that makes it an excellent perfume for casual daily use as well as special occasions.


Scent Notes: 

Top - Grapefruit, Mandarin, and Neroli

Mid - Iris, Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose, and Orange Flower

Base - Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Musk

3. Cool Water by Davidoff 

Cool Water is a distinctly masculine men’s fragrance and a great option for any man looking for a simple scent to meet his standards. This cologne breathes cleanliness and freshness from start to finish, opening with a refreshing spritz of seawater and mint that dissolves into a clean sandalwood center, eventually finishing on a warm, earthy note of oakmoss and cedar. 


Scent Notes: 

Top - Seawater, Lavender, Mint, Green Notes, Rosemary, Calone, and Coriander

Mid - Sandalwood, Neroli, Geranium, and Jasmine

Base - Musk, Tobacco, Oakmoss, Cedar, and Amber


These and thousands more affordable fragrances are available on Perfumania.

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