Yes, you read that right. I'm reviewing the new razor from Gilette. It’s yet another repackaging of ludicrously expensive razors for consumption by dads everywhere. But before I go into how smooth my face is this Monday morning let me explain how I even got one of these new razors.
To get it out of the way I didn’t get a free one from the company but got the razor nearly free thanks to my couponing wife. As much as I joke about her surfing coupon websites, and clipping them traditionally, it's truly amazing how much she gets for pretty much nothing. Our linen closet is like my personal drug store. I never buy deodorant, shampoo or body wash. There's always a fresh one in the closet.
Since this is a new razor the company put out $4 coupons in the paper. Both Walgreens and CVS were giving out bonus bucks of $5 on them. Basically, these are coupons you can use en lieu of cash on your next trip. So you walk out paying less than $1 on the razor. Generally cartridges run $4+ each or about $2.75 at Costco so even if you just want a single cartridge, it's cheaper.
The razor itself is actually a little different than the regular Gillette Fusion. The package says it's thinner blades that make the difference and I think I could feel them being a bit more delicate, but they are definitely a LOT sharper. I find the regular blades to do a good job on my beard but I rarely worry about cutting myself. Not so with this one. While my cheeks still feel smooth hours later, I don't think the shave was that superior that I'd risk the bleeding in the morning.