Perhaps with their tongue firmly in their cheeks Lynx released their "Final edition" in 2012 in ode to the Mayan Calendar which wrongly stated the world would end in December 2012. Here we are in 2013 and not only is the World still going but the 2012 Final edition is still on sale. I have tried pretty much every Lynx deodorant or shower gel over the years and this is one of my recent favourites. It's in a black bottle with an ominous look. The variety is available in both deodorant and shower gel form and I am reviewing the shower gel today which I have owned a couple of times as well as owning the deodorant around the same amount of times too.
**The Shower gel**
The Lynx Final edition 2012 gel is a lovely golden colour and lathers well as do the other Lynx shower gels in the range. You get the lovely scent of the shower gel from the off. It's one that mixes a cool spices with green and citrus notes to create a nice masculine scent. There's also a hint of caffeine which gives you a lift when you are tired in the morning, It wakes your sense up. The shower gel mixes well with water to lather up a decent amount which means that the shower gel lasts pretty well which is a good thing when considering a new shower gel product as you want to give it a good test after several washes. Like many Lynx products It's got a lovely distinctive scent.
The scent lasts pretty well and combines superbly well with the accompanying deodorant to give you a lovely scent which has a fine citrus feel. It's a very fresh smelling product. The shower gel is pretty widely available in places like Boots and Superdrug as well as the major supermarkets. You can find it for around £2 dependent on offers etc. It's an excellent shower gel which is right up there with the best recent Lynx products and deserves it's place alongside Lynx greats. I would recommend it to men who like a Citrusy summer fragrance which lathers up well and that is not too expensive. If you like Lynx products and have yet to try this one then give it a go. I'm sure that You won't be disappointed.
Lynx 2012: Final Edition is a shower gel aimed at profiting from the end of the world hype of December 2012. "Don't leave anything to chance! If the world is ending nothing should be left undone. Make your last days count with LYNX-2012-Final Edition" is the bold tagline on the back of the bottle. Obviously that date has since come and gone and the world is still going on as normal. This means that the latest Lynx shower gel has to actually appeal to the consumer if it is going to succeed.
Straight off the shelf this product contains the usual Lynx appeal. A bold black bottle with golden Aztec swirls shining behind the Lynx label. The top of the bottle features the 2012 date in a soft golden label, and the bottom tags it Final Edition in the same colour. As with the entire Lynx shower gel range a simple click of the lid releases a gap just wide enough for the gel to trickle through. This carries the usual drawback of requiring a squeeze of the bottle to release the gel, but also means that the gel is released slowly enough to avoid waste.
Squeezing the bottle releases a sleek amber coloured fluid reminiscent of honey. It carries a sharp citrusy smell that I really like; although Vicky hates, and made scrubbing down a nicely refreshing experience. Like all Lynx products a small drop of the Final Edition lathers up nicely and manages to clean all of the important areas with that single drop. To date I have only managed to use it with a body scrub in the bath, as we lack the space for a shower. It does have the same tendency as other Lynx gels to lather up on the body scrub however, so using just your hands in a shower will likely require the use of significantly more.
To be honest I was overall very pleased with this gel. It won't be a woman's favourite gel, but the sharp scent is just perfect for a man looking to wake up. After using this I found myself more alert and ready to face the trails of the day. A 250ml bottle is currently priced at just £1 in boots which is a fantastic bargain. As with all Lynx products the RRP of £2.99 is a little expensive, but I'm sure the lack of an end will ensure this product hits the sale stands faster than usual. Grab a bottle if you can, you may just find the experience worth it. As with all Lynx products the cartoon on the back of the bottle promising "Unlimited female attention" is patently false advertising!