The controversy over Gillette’s recent “toxic masculinity” ad campaign got me curious about the state of the art in razor blades.
- three days of growth
- no shower beforehand
- warm water applied with cloth
- Edge shaving gel
- Dorco Pace 7 on right side of face
- latest and greatest Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield with FlexBall on left side of face
- brand new cartridges in both handles
- Dorco: slight pulling/grabbing sensation at times, no trouble shaving under nose despite lack of single blade in the back, no nicks
- Gillette: less resistance, one nick
Winner: Draw. Equal smoothness of face on both sides.
[Separately, from Friday:
Costco cashier assistant (looking at roses in cart): “What’d you do?”
Me: “If you’ve seen the Gillette ads, then you know that simply existing as a man is reason enough for apologizing.”
Assistant (in her 60s): “Aw. That’s not true. We need men.”
Cashier (in her 30s): “I’m doing fine without. The only thing that I miss is the dual income.”
Readers: How much better could Dorco do in the U.S. if they didn’t market their flagship under the name “Dorco”?
See also: Test 2 (in-shower shaving).
- Searching for “P&G” with Google on Jan 19, 2019: