Two years ago I wrote about Dollar Shave Club and how impressed I was with their products. It was a completely honest post. Yes, the company provided me a few test razors and cartridges, with a total value of $15, but that didn't equate to me paying for the service out of my own pocket for two more years…which I did.
The Dollar Shave Clubs razors are good yes. But I recently went on a trip for business and brought along a single Gillette Fusion that had been stowed away somewhere in its packaging.
I was shocked in my hotel room bathroom that the shave I was getting with subpar shave cream (I called down to the front desk for some) was so good. Could it be that the Fusion was that much better?
Back home with my own premium cream I couldn't believe how close the shave was with the Fusion versus my four-blade DSC cartridges.
I have one very tricky spot on my left cheek that is almost impossible to get completely smooth even when I do my second round of shaving against the grain (yes, I do two). The Fusion mastered it. It also does a better job around the bottom of my nose.
It is weird that going from the Fusion to DSC I didn't seem to notice the difference, but after all this time, going the other way is a revelation.
Of course, the big negative of the choice is the cost. The four-pack of blades for the Fusion ProGlide at Target were nearly $17 versus the $6 for DSC (or $9 for their top blades) but it might just be worth it. Guess it's back to scouring for coupons and checking Costco.