I've always been intrigued by the Anatomicals brand; their simple packaging and their play on words have always caught my eye and it doesn't surprise me that they'd do a coffee scented shower gel. Showering with something that smells of coffee does sound a bit weird but I like anything coffee; the smell, the taste... everything (I'm the kind of person who can't understand the 'challenge' in the Revel Challenge because I LOVE coffee and chocolate!), so when I was offered 'Java Lather' to review I was obviously quite excited. You might think I'm a bit daft for getting excited about a shower product but if you like coffee you seriously need to try this to understand...
Anatomicals Java Lather Body Cleanser* £3.00 available from selected pharmacies
It actually comes out a bit like jelly; it's not a runny kind of gel it's thicker and kind of wobbles around in your hand. I use it with a shower puff to get a really good lather and when you start rubbing it onto your body you can really smell the coffee. It's not like sniffing an actual cup of coffee, I actually think it smells like Roses coffee sweets (which happen to be my fave). Unlike most shower gels I've used, the smell actually lingers a on your skin after you've got dried, but it's not a bitter coffee smell it's like a sweet coffee. I actually think I'm a bit addicted to this; when I'm in the shower I'll lather up at least twice to three times because I just love the smell!
Other Anatomicals shower gels are available from ASOS but for some weird (and annoying) reason, this Java one isn't actually available.