Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Ultimate Shaving Experience

If you are a female reader I hope you don't feel alienated by this topic, but I had a recent experience I just had to share. My shaving routine hasn't changed much over time. I usually shave my face while in the shower, except for the goatee area. I save the more sensitive facial hair for my electric razor while driving to work. I use this routine since I seldom have time to properly warm, lather, and shave my face like the guys do in the commercials. It's also because I usually buy the cheapest disposable razors available and have never entertained the thought of buying the expensive fancy ones.

Last week a friend gave me a coupon and told me about a cash rebate offer where I could get a battery powered, 5 blade, pivoting head, vibrating razor essentially for free. I went ahead and bought an $11 Gillette Power Fusion razor. Yes, just 1 head, no refills, but it didn't really cost me anything, so I gave it a shot. Holy cow! I felt like the king of the world. Such unsurpassed luxury and extravagance. It was an amazing, effortless, close shave. After that pampering experience, I feel like I should be on lifestyles of the rich and famous or at least own property in the Hamptons.

My question is, how will they top the extreme state of the art razors of today? Why stop at 5 blades? Doesn't Schick or Gillette have the vision to make a razor with 6 blades that simultaneously slide across a man's face? If they really wanted to provide the ultimate shaving experience then they should do much more. I demand laser beams as part of the perfect shave, (not to mention a razor with a sexy computerized woman's voice). I want a NASA logo on my razor and I want custom craftsmanship with some jewels embedded in the handle, not something manufactured on an assembly line by a machine for the masses. Don't they know who they are dealing with?
So my review of the razor is that it gives a great shave, but be careful, because it also does a number on your attitude and you don't want to get too big headed.

7 comments:

Caitlin said...

I usually use men's razors to shave my legs since they're far superior to any crap razors they make for women. I'll have to give this one a try!

Kristina P. said...

I will definitely make sure my husband does not know about this.

Oh My Goddess said...

It sounds like a great stocking stuffer!

Fran Hill said...

A rare insight into the world of male grooming. I found this fascinating. And what would you have the sexy computerised woman's voice saying, I wonder, as you shave? Like Sat Nav? 'Left a bit, darling, right a bit, sweetie ...?'

Jared said...

Gregg Easterbrook (Tuesday Morning Quarterback of ESPN.com) has written "TMQ's Law of Razors," which hypothesizes that each century will see a razor with blades equal to the factorial of the highest number of blades on a razor of the previous century. This means that if the max number of blades on a razor prior to 2000 was 5, sometime this century we will see a razor with (5 factorial) blades, or 120 blades (5x4x3x2x1). After that it gets even crazier.

Raine said...

I, too, usually use men's razors. Not like my neighbors, but like marketed for men, you know what I mean!

I was watching the first season of SNL and they had one of those made-up commercials where they sold razors with three blades. And everyone laughed at how ridiculus it was :D

peewee said...

Every time I get annoyed that I have to shave my legs, I will remember that THANK GOD I don't have to shave my face...daily. Yah....those 5 head razors are vrazy. I remember when they had 3 blades and I thought "wow...how could they possibly top this!?"