My aunt always buys me a set of Lynx for Christmas and my birthday even though it is not something that I have bought myself since I was a teenager and these days I prefer a slightly more sophisticated and understated deodorant to use.
The only one that I actually wear when I get it is the Africa fragrance as this just seems less tacky and more grown up than the other ones. Besides I also just really like the smell of it so the last gift set that I received from her had the Lynx Africa aftershave in it too. I had no idea that they even did aftershaves until I received this.
I am a bit of a snob when it comes to aftershaves and would never dream of wearing this out to a nightclub or a restaurant but it is fine for using to go to the gym or up town and I even wore it just hanging about the house.
The aftershave comes in a glass bottle and is a splash one rather than a spray. The bottle is fairly cheap looking which is expected when you consider that this aftershave is a fraction of the price of the more expensive designer ones.
The smell is pretty hard to describe. It is like a sweet musk smell that is very distinctive. Anyone who has smelt Africa before will immediately know you are wearing it as nothing else smells like it. Whether or not you think that is a good thing is entirely a matter of personal opinion.
The aftershave is seriously potent and any more than a few drops on the skin and people will be able to smell you a mile away. This aftershave actually gets nicer the longer you have it on as it calms down considerably and after a little while is no longer so offensive to the nose and settles down to a really mellow and musky fragrance with hints of sweetness.
Longevity is amazing and I cannot understand how this a cheaper brand of aftershave can last so long when more expensive higher end aftershaves from luxury brands can disappear after a couple of hours on the skin.
This is a pleasant no nonsense aftershave for men. There is something that is very 'teen' about this which probably has something to do with the artificialness of the fragrance in it but at the same time it is not as obnoxious as some of the others that are geared towards this age group and it is actually quite pleasant though I still wouldn't want anyone to think I was wearing this on a night out.
Africa has been Lynx's most famous scent for some time now.. for well over 10 years and used extensively by teenagers and even some adults. No matter what the advertisers do though, Lynx will remain an adolescent, youthful brand and has become commonplace in schools as well as nightclubs. The fragrance of Africa itself is fairly strong and vivid with an almost wood-chip musk. Its pretty manly and most people, men and women like the smell as its become a default like odour thats easily recognised and favorited by both sexes. The aftershave range of Lynx products aren't however, the main attraction, that being the standard antiperspirants and deodorants. Each bottle of Lynx aftershave has that distinct, pungent alcohol stench when first smelled when opened, then you get past the initial smell and get the traditional 'Africa' scent you recognize. The design of the bottle isn't that special considering other brands, so its a no nonsense 100ml clear glass one with 4 little grooves on each side and a plastic screw-on cap. It has a fairly large opening that manages to stop the liquid from rapidly pouring out, but can still be 'splashed' all over or slowly into your hands.
The smell isn't ever overpowering or cough worthy like the sprays are, and is easily worn without making you (or indeed others) cough at its audacity. Its one that goes unnoticed by passers by, but almost immediately known when in conversations and other close quarters situations ;). I personally don't always use this and when I do, I don't overdo the amount because you don't need too much of it - so it lasts a while. The smell on you though doesn't last and is gone within about 8 hours. Its not always readily available in your standard supermarket but can be found in some stores like boots and especially online. Retail pricing is usually around the £10 mark, which for what it is, a Lynx product, is a bit high. Especially since you know the fragrance well, it doesn't really differ and its not renowned for being specialist or worn by some celebrity. You can find a bottle for a far better price on eBay, brand new bidding around 3-5 pounds including P&P. Its one for an average occasion I'd say, but then again, if you know someone digs it, its handy to have.
I have always used the lynx Africa deodorant since it came out, it's got a great smell and lasts for quite a while! Most lynx products are too a high standard and stand out from the rest on the shelf. I was in my local savers store and they were selling this aftershave for 2.99! I thought that was a bargain, for that price is was worth a try. I had no idea you could buy lynx aftershave so I was pleasantly surprised! It comes in a cardboard box, like most aftershaves and looked the real deal! It is very nice to look at.
I opened up the box when I got home, to reveal a lovely bottle with the words lynx Africa on it. It didn't look cheap or tacky so I proceeded to spray some onto my arm to give it a sniff. To begin with it smells rather strong! I was a bit shocked and sneezed! It didn't smell much like the deodorant at all really. After a while to smell faded to nothing, I was a bit dissapointed because I was expecting a similar standard to that of there other brands! I would say it smealt rather citrus like, maybe I'm wrong there but that's what I got from it! It's not the most manly of smells and my girlfriend really didn't like it, she said it gave her a headache! So I domt tend to wear it when I'm seeing her!
I think it's a great idea that lynx are releasing aftershaves onto the market at such a low price, but I think the aftershave needs a lot more work becaus at the moment It just doesn't smell great. I don't dislike the smell, but it isn't the best at all. I would recommend this to parents looking to but there kids there first smelly! It's not expensive and it will make them feel older and cool to have there own aftershaves! I gave mine to my little cousin because I didn't like it. I wore it 5/6 times and decided it wasn't for me, that's not to say you won't like it!
So overall I am not too dissapointed because of the low price I paid for it. Looking on the Internet you can pick this up for far more money, it's about 7 or 8 pounds! Which I think is way too much. It's worth a try if you see it at a low price!
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---Why I Buy It---
Having had two sons I have bought more than my fair share of Lynx products over many years.
Lynx (or Axe in some places) is a brand owned by Unilever and marketed towards young males.
Africa is the most popular variant in the UK and has been for 16 years.
This aftershave made by Lynx is called AFRICA which is their most popular fragrance. As well as the aftershave which comes in 100ml glass bottles there is also deoderant and shower gel in the matching fragrance.
The fragrance AFRICA is a definite favourite from the Lynx brand and is one we have bought for years - both as deodorants, shower gels and aftershaves.
As with the deodorant sprays, although this is reasonably strong it is not too overpowering - provided you are not too heavy handed when applying it (as some teenagers tend to be!!) - but that goes for all aftershaves!!
The 100ml bottle is currently selling at Tesco online for £6.99 which makes it a reasonable priced purchase.
The Lynx brand is a reasonably priced selection and I think we have tried all the variations of fragrance over the years but always come back to AFRICA and the bottle of aftershave does tend to last a long time - so very good value as Birthday and Christmas gifts - used I think by all teenage boys - and older.
The aftershave often comes in boxed sets with shower gel or deodorant at Christmastime which can make it more of a bargain.
I find this quite a pleasnat smell - providing they do not use too much. It must have something going for it as it is the most popular Lynx aroma.
It definitely lasts a long time being reasonably priced both I and my son's can afford to buy it without having to pay designer prices which none of us can afford.
A great everyday all round good product.
Reasonably price, pleasant smell, long lasting.
---Would I recommend?---
Yes definitely - I do not think there is any teenage boy or young man who does not like or use this at some time or another.
Lynx Africa aftershave
I love the Lynx Africa deodorant so when i saw the Lynx Africa aftershave I just had to had it! Like most aftershaves the bottle comes in a cardboard box. This looks pretty if I do say so myself. In the box is a clear bottle with the Lynx logo. It is a transparent bottle. The first thing that strikes me is the famous Lynx Africa logo with the green and red colors. All together I looks nice for an aftershave that isn't expensive. When you compare it to the more expensive brands the bottle looks ok but cheap.
Using the aftershave is very easy. After shaving you apply it to the skin. Drip a small amount of liquid onto your hands and apply it on your face. How much you really need is just getting used in the beginning because if you use too much it can be overwhelming. You can easily turn the bottle upside down without getting the entire content on your hand, it just drips out of the bottle.
The most important part of the review, but also the most difficult to describe. I like this aftershave, just like the deodorant, because it has a sweet scent but not to sweet. It's a very pleasant smell that will stay with you during the day but it's not overwhelming. It's a really nice and fresh sweet scent.
I had the 100ml and think it was around 5 pounds which is cheap for an aftershave. Normally when I buy the more expensive brands the price will be a lot higher. I like the Lynx Africa aftershave because it's a nice sweet but fresh scent. You really have to be careful that you don't use too much because then it can be really overwhelming. It's a nice scent but I do think the more expensive more are interesting and more unique. So this one is great for during the day when you have nothing really any special to do.
A nice aftershave that smells just like the deodorant, but is that bit more powerful!
the bottle i have is a 50ml and has lasted for quite a while now, it always reminds me of my grandmothers flowery garden (i know, strange)
It say's it is a "warm woody fragrance" which i half agree with, i can see where they went with that, but as a whole, there is definitely flowers in there!
Although the smell of flowers doesn't sound very manly, this is definitely a product for men. It's very distinctive from other aftershaves and this was an instant classic when produced.
I'm not sure where the name Africa came from, as that isn't the persona it gives from the smell, but none the less, the name africa has caught on.
As well as the desirable smell, it contains skin conditioners which "leave your skin feeling fresh and comfortable after every shave"
which isn't it's forté, but is adequate.
I have used Lynx products for about 20 years and I have to admit that Lynx Africa is my favourite!It has that distinctive smell that would make you believe that you are in the African Wilderness!It makes you feel very masculine and makes you feel good about yourself.Many other people have always seemed to comment when I am wearing Lynx Africa that it has such a robust smell that encaptulates you and makes you think only positive thoughts!When you have just had a shave you want something so put on your face that does not leave you feeling uncomfortable or irritable but it makes you feel enriched and powerful and makes you feel ready for the day ahead and the things that stand ahead of you and gives you an air of confidence that not many other fragrances can boast and I have admitted to my friends many times if you buy my an aftershave buy me Lynx Africa as it has stood the test of time and is one of the best in my opinion.
Being a big fan of Lynx's "Africa" deodorant, i was immediately drawn towards this aftershave that i saw in superdrug for £4.99. The Africa deodorant worked wonders for me; making my girlfriend love smelling me all the time (as weird as that is).
Yet i have to say i was largely disappointed with this version for many reasons. Firstly, the scent was nowhere near as strong or appealing as that of the deodorant - in fact it did nothing much apart from make my skin a bit red. To add to this, the aftershave was very metro-sexual, and could probably even pass as unisex. I was expecting a strong, manly scent such as the deodorant; but instead i got perfumed water.
The packaging wasn't bad - yet not spectacular. I was let down by the lack of the spray nozzle. It meant i had to drip some aftershave on my hands first and then apply it; which meant i just ended up with incredibly strange-smelling hands all day.
In summary i'd definitely say avoid this product. It is cheap, smells bland, and is hard to apply. Invest in something a bit higher-range such as Davidoff or Armani.
Firstly let me start by saying that I am a big Lynx fan, I have used their deodorants and shower gels for years and they just keep getting better and better but their aftershaves I had never tried until recently believing that aftershaves in this sort of price range would not be at all good.
I got a box set from granny at Christmas as usual only this time instead of deodorant and shower gel the box contained deodorant and aftershave both of the Africa variety. Now Africa is one of Lynx oldest fragrances but still a very good one that I use amongst others regularly but as I say I had never tried the aftershave.
Just the other day as I readied myself for work i thought instead of using my expensive aftershaves for a sweaty day at work I would give the Lynx Africa stuff a try. Straight from the first splash I thought that this was a bad Idea and I have not changed my mind since.
On applying the aroma was very strong and the liquid felt very harsh on the freshly shaved skin, as the day wore on the scent never wore of which is usually a good thing with aftershaves but when they are as in your face and unpleasant as this one you will just be dying for it to tone down a bit but it never does.
Now I knew that this was never an aftershave that I would splash on for a night out but I saw no harm in it for work as I like the Africa scent but the scent from the deodorant are not only different scent wise but also in strength. The deodorant has a very nice sweet subtle scent whereas the aftershave is strong and overpowering whilst being nowhere near as sweet as the other Africa products.
All in all I would say keep up the good work with the other products Lynx but leave the aftershave market alone. Although the product is much more affordable than other aftershaves on the market it is clear why once you have used it. You can pick up a gift set of deodorant and aftershave for around £4.99, considering I don't own another aftershave that has cost me less than £25 a bottle that pretty much says it all doesn't it.
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I have been a frequent user of the Lynx Africa aftershave. It is designed for men, but I know girls who like to use it too! It seems a really big hit with the girls this one, so doesn't just make you smell fresh and pleasant, but is a hit with the girls too. It is so cheap as well! If you want a top aftershave, then go for this one! It smells wonderful and comes at a really affordable price for what it is.
I have a 50ml bottle, which has lasted ages and is still going, however you can buy this aftershave in 100ml bottles too for around £7.45 - just £7.45, that's nothing! The 50ml version I have been using was bought for just £2.89. This is a ridiculous price for what it is, and you don't get much cheaper than this for such a wonderful aftershave. It looks quite plain, but the smell is the main feature that is superb. There is a rectangular label on the transparent glass container at the front that has the Lynx logo and the Africa logo. It makes it clear that this product is a 'vitalising aftershave'. Flipping it round, it has information on the product, including ingredients, contact information and legal stuff. They describe it as a 'warm woody fragrance' saying that it is 'refreshing and invigorating to use'. Apparently, it consists of skin conditioners too, which will leave the skin feeling fresh and comfortable after every shave!
This has to be the best aftershave on the Market. I mean the smell is just formidable for the price it comes at. The lid is simply a black cover that you twist left and lift off to reveal the hole, where you drip through the aftershave onto your hands to apply to your face and neck. The drip feature works really well. It is quick, easy and doesn't pour out the whole thing whatsoever. I just adore the smell of this when I am going out one night. It is the most warming spicy, yet mild smell ever!
The smell is out of this world. If you are a fan of the Lynx deodorants or other products, and like the Africa smell then this is the perfect product for you! It has a somewhat strong smell that stays on my skin the whole day without fading away much. The smell is very warming and fruity, attracting the girls from a mile away! The odour is very manly, just like all the other Lynx products, and it just smells adorable!
The price is unbelievable at just £7.45 for a 100ml bottle! Mine is just 50ml, and has lasted me months by using it every now and then, but not that rarely! For the price it comes at, you can probably shower in it everyday and still have some left for the weekend! Don't try this though; it's a bit over the top.
The glass container it comes in is very stylish and modern. With the added look of ridges on the glass, it adds a cool effect to it. As soon as you take off the lid, you are delighted by this fusion of warm spices with a fruity essence. It is quite a dry aftershave, but stays on your skin incredibly well, and will still be giving off a lovely aroma by the end of the day!
I would highly recommend this aftershave to absolutely anyone, even the girls! It smells divine and is the best aftershave on the market for what you are paying by far! It comes in a stylish yet simple container and is quick and easy to slap on in the morning with a well-designed lid to quickly turn and take off and a drip system that is just perfect! I can't believe how simplistic, yet stunning this aftershave is!
Well done Lynx!
Thanks for reading,
- Recon -