The Gillette Fusion Power razor is the best blade shaving system ever invented! There are two new Fusion razors from Gillette. Make sure you get the POWER version because it vibrates like the historic Gillette MP3 Power razor. The Gillette Fusion Power cuts you close without giving you a moment of razor burn.

Gillette Power Fusion

You can see there are FIVE blades to shave your beautiful face and there’s a hidden single blade — a precision trimmer — behind the blue lubrication strip at the top of the razor.

That single blade is fantastic because you can finally trim under your nose. You can finally delicately run it over your earlobes to whack stray hairs. You can finally tenderly trim your sideburns. You can finally easily remove your unibrow by shaping and forming two separate eyebrows.

Gillette Power Fusion

Don’t buy extra blades with your new Gillette Fusion Power because there’s a coupon included with the razor that will snap $2.00 off the price of a package of Power blades. Yes, the Gillette Fusion Power razor has a lot of orange.

I guess orange translates into greater “power” and the razor handle is fatter
— and phatter! — than the Gillette MP3 Power, but that larger size gives you a better grip on the reality of your new vibrating shave experience.

84 Comments

  1. The only complaint I have about these kinds of razors (I use a Gillette Venus myself which I do love.) is that they are expensive!
    And are you saying you have hairs growing on your earlobes and a monobrow? 😉

  2. Yes, Carla, you’re right it’s an expensive system. The razor was $9 and an 8 Blade Pack was selling for $20.
    Some people are getting the razor sent to them for free in the mail.
    Gillette makes their money, as they always have, on the blades. I don’t mind the price, though; especially when the shave is so close and you have no burn.
    I am not saying anything about unibrow-ness or hairy lobes, thank you!
    The Gillette Venus “Vibrance” is an interesting female razor. The positioning of the “button” on the razor’s end to “turn on” the “vibrator” is so obviously sexual a bunch of horny engineers at Gillette must have designed it!
    http://www.gillettevenus.com/us/

  3. That’s an excellent point, tajuki!
    The Gillette MP3 Power started in a garish green, and then there was a red version and then a “Midnight Black” version and then finally a greenish/blackish/brackish combo.
    Starting with an ugly orange/blue/grey color combo will pull in the sad first-time-must-have-now buyers like me and then Gillette can offer better color combinations every six months to keep interest in the new razor alive.

  4. The best shave is from a cut-throat razor. In Morocco, it was quite common for me to have a shave and beard trim at the local barbers. He only spoke Moroccan arabic, and so it was always an amusing experience as we sought to understand one another.
    These gizmos and whatnots are very nice, and do probably improve the shaving experience… but a hot towel, cut-throat blade, and warm shaving soap applied with a brush is certainly the best in my book.
    Carla, that Gilette razor looks like something out of a Woody Allen movie, or from a sex shop… that is sooo funny 🙂
    -Fruey

  5. fruey!
    I have never had a straight razor shave. I’m always afraid of the barber having an involuntary muscle twitch as he’s drawing the blade across my throat! It does look like a fun thing to try at least once, though, if not just for the thrill of chancing death.
    A razor that vibrates is a “gizmo” and a “whatnot?” How very un-American of you!
    :mrgreen:
    I purchased a beard/mustache/sideburn/nose hair trimmer a while back from Wahl and the razor shaft was round and curved and the base was kind of flat-egg shaped. When you placed the razor in its holder it looked in profile like an erect penis with hanging testicles. It was so visually offensive one wonders how it ever reached the store from the design stage. Sure, I understand subliminal power messages and to use that product was to be manly and hard — but what straight guy wants to pick up an erection to trim your nose hairs?

  6. I remember, when I was very young – Wilkinson Sword started marketing their razors and blades in India; and everyone in my vicinity went gaga over it; though I never needed to shave my beard because of my gender (I heard the feeling is heavenly! :)) but I liked its slick and elegant look – I think blatancy kills the magic!

  7. I have to agree with Fruey.
    The best shave you’ll ever have is at an old-time barber shop using the straight razor and heated shaving cream. I’ve only had it done once by an ancient old man at an old fashioned barber shop.
    It was frightening (I saw a movie once where the mafia cut some guy’s throat during a shave and the vision haunts me), but after the initial fear goes away, the experience was great. It was the best shave I’ve ever had.
    I usually end up at the chain-store hairstyling place because they can give $8.99 cuts and are close to the office. They would never offer the straight razor shave there — I don’t think they have the proper licensing to offer that service.

  8. I have to agree with Fruey.
    The best shave you’ll ever have is at an old-time barber shop using the straight razor and heated shaving cream. I’ve only had it done once by an ancient old man at an old fashioned barber shop.
    It was frightening (I saw a movie once where the mafia cut some guy’s throat during a shave and the vision haunts me), but after the initial fear goes away, the experience was great. It was the best shave I’ve ever had.
    I usually end up at the chain-store hairstyling place because they can give $8.99 cuts and are close to the office. They would never offer the straight razor shave there — I don’t think they have the proper licensing to offer that service.

  9. Hi Chris!
    Thanks for the recommendation on trying a slash-throat shave. If I gain the guts I just might give it a try!
    You might like the Gillette Fusion Power Razor. It massages as it cuts. Very slick!
    There is also a giant “Gillette Fusion” can of shaving gel that I was somehow able to resist. If there had been 90% blue instead of 90% orange on the label I might have given it a chance.

  10. The nice thing about the “arms race” in the razor blade world is that razor blades for twin blade and triple blade razors can be had in generic versions fairly cheaply now.
    One of these days, I might check out the expensive massaging razors, but I can’t seem to justify paying the cost of the super expensive new razors. I’ve found that if I need to get a super smooth shave, shaving twice after steaming my face with a hot wash cloth does the trick for less money.
    Are the expensive razors locked away in glass cases in New Jersey? In some places around here, razor blades, certain over-the-counter medications, baby formula and condoms are locked away or are kept behind the counter to discourage theft (and in the case of anti-histamines, the creation of meth).

  11. Hi Chris —
    I find 5 blades shave me better than 2 blades and I don’t have to waste time shaving my face twice!
    😀
    Your question about razors and antihistamines is fascinating. Here are profiles of two Jersey City pharmacies a block away from each other:
    Duane Reade (Cheapest prices)
    All Razors and blades behind the counter.
    Claritin-D and Sudafed — all dosages, available in the aisle.
    Condoms near the pharmacy but you can pick ’em and pay elsewhere.
    Baby formula in the aisle.
    Rite Aid (Better Selection)
    All Razors and blades open in the aisle.
    Claritin-D and Sudafed — al dosages, only available for purchase from the pharmacy.
    Condoms only at the pharmacy.
    Baby formula in the aisle.
    It’s completely strange!
    Dealing with an over-worked pharmacist is a nightmare because you wait forever to get help so you have to pick and choose where to shop based on convenient accessibility of what you need and you can’t always choose cheaper is better because it’ll cost you in waiting in long lines at the pharmacy.

  12. Interestingly enough jewish law forbids the use of anything that directly cuts the face (see link) and so since I have been more observant I have used electric razor technology as it is akin to scissors cutting hair on the face, and not the face itself.
    Interestingly enough I jokingly predicted this razor would come about. When I saw the schick quattro ads I said something along the lines of “Coming soon – the Gillette Cinco – with FIVE razors” which of course would be followed by a Schick with six, a gillette with SEVEN, a schick with EIGHT, a gillette with NINE, and so on ad infinitum. I imagine it would be difficult to hold a 24 blade razor.

  13. I bet you are right, Gordon. We’ll see a 24-blade razor one of these days.
    But, knowing how fashion is, by the time it is marketed, the “Miami Vice” five o’clock shadow will probably make a come back!

  14. fruey!
    The 5 blade system looks more like thin wires than “blades.”
    I was a Sensor Excel man myself — but a vibrating razor can’t be beat!
    I was concerned with my MP3 Power razor that the “vibration” would result in thousands of cuts across my face but it’s more of a gentle throbbing. Nice. It was originally advertised years ago as a “beard stimulator” where the vibrations would “make the hairs stand up on end” for easier removal but that was proven to be false advertising so now the vibration is advertised as something like a mini-massage.

  15. Gordon —
    Jewish law is fascinating to me. Would you be allowed to use a “Nair for men” type product where you would place a foam-like stuff on your face that would “eat up” the beard stubble?
    I thought 4 blades was the ridiculous end, but now that I’ve seen and used 5, I’m actually looking forward to 7 someday.
    😀

  16. I think jewish law would be okay with it so long as it was a product for men. Men are not supposed to dress as women and do things that only women do – in general society. For me, for example, now that manicures and pedicures are the norm all around (growing in acceptance for gents anyhow thanks to the ‘fab five’) it would seem okay according to jewish law.
    I have heard horror stories from female friends who tell me it burns.
    Also, when I am shaving with some form of utensil as it were, it feels like I am actually doing something. Cream removal seems rather passive. 🙂

  17. My prediction: The iRazor will be released next year. It will come in a choice of colors, and can be configured to hold 5, 10, or 15 blades. Or you can opt for the Nano version, which holds a whopping 25 and vibrates along to your favorite tunes!
    Take it with you for the mobile shaving experience! Plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter for shaving on the road! But no matter where you go, there you are: smooth, clean-shaven, and rocking out.

  18. I could be totally wrong but I think it’s all about mainstream acceptance. For example, hair coloring used to be something that mostly women did. It was therefore viewed as a womanly thing to do to enhance appearance, and thus not acceptable for a jewish man. However now, with products like “just for men” there is no confusion that a man is doing something ‘man-like’, as it were.
    There are still plenty of rabbis who frown upon any sort of appearance enhancement outside of the standard dragging a comb across your head and washing once in awhile – but I don’t follow their opinions.

  19. Guess who has a small present for you – that he got for free, granted – but still, a present nevertheless. That’s right, it’s me!
    At my supermarket they have a promotional item of the week. If they don’t mention it to you at the checkout counter and you point out that fact they have to give it to you for free.
    This week the promotional item was the Gilette Fusion Power. Since they didn’t mention it to me I got one for free. Since I can’t use it I’d like you to have it. At the very least you get an extra blade and coupon for $2 off the blades. How fun!
    Let me know (by e-mail of course) how to send it to you. 🙂

  20. Gordon!
    What luck you have!
    Good for you!
    I would love another Fusion — but am I being selfish?
    Would it be more fun to hold a contest here to give your Fusion away as the grand prize?
    Tell me what you think.
    If you want to move forward on this, I’ll make up the contest and you’ll judge the winner.

  21. TWO MONTHS AGO I RETURNED TO GILLETTE MY MP3 POWER RAZOR HANDLE WITH REQUIRED PROOF OF PURCHASE ETC AND EXPLANATION. IT WAS GREAT FOR LARGE AREAS LIKE MY HEAD BUT TOO CLUMSY IN HARD TO REACH AREAS LIKE THE UPPER LIP/NOSE AREA. TO DATE… NO RESPONCE OR PROMISED REFUND. I HAVE GONE BACK TO MY OLD SENSOR…WHICH I CONSIDER THE BEST RAZOR EVER.
    THE NEW TWO IN ONE FUSION RAOR MAY BE THE ANSWER…BUT NOT FOR ME SO LONG AS GILLETTE FAILS TO HONOR THEIR GUARANTEE!

  22. We know that there’s Orange blades for the Power razor and Blue for the non-Power but what’s the difference between the Orange and Blue blades?

  23. Actually, I will probably buy from Gillette for the rest of my life. I just turned 18, and I just received a new Gillette Fusion, plus shave gel, in this cool box, saying happy birthday. I know that this is exactly what they want me to think, but hey, what have the other shave companies ever done for me? Lol, I think it was pretty darn thoughtful, and if the competition doesn’t like it, send me something. For now, I’m sticking with Gillette.

  24. Actually, I will probably buy from Gillette for the rest of my life. I just turned 18, and I just received a new Gillette Fusion, plus shave gel, in this cool box, saying happy birthday. I know that this is exactly what they want me to think, but hey, what have the other shave companies ever done for me? Lol, I think it was pretty darn thoughtful, and if the competition doesn’t like it, send me something. For now, I’m sticking with Gillette.

  25. so how do you go about getting a free razor sent to u in the mail (as seen in one of the coments above) …. and how do i get to know about any offers ( for women and men ) .

  26. so how do you go about getting a free razor sent to u in the mail (as seen in one of the coments above) …. and how do i get to know about any offers ( for women and men ) .

  27. I started searching google looking to see if anyone else ‘enjoys’ their venus vibrance as much as I do. lol It was mentioned here…but not as much as I hoped for. Anyway – this razor is incredible! Not only is the shave first class, and the blade stays sharp forever….it’s a vibrator if you want it to be!!! (Just take the blade head off and turn it around!) lol good luck girls – and have fun!

  28. I started searching google looking to see if anyone else ‘enjoys’ their venus vibrance as much as I do. lol It was mentioned here…but not as much as I hoped for. Anyway – this razor is incredible! Not only is the shave first class, and the blade stays sharp forever….it’s a vibrator if you want it to be!!! (Just take the blade head off and turn it around!) lol good luck girls – and have fun!

  29. Hi folks. Ive bought the Fusion Manual and moved to brazil 2 months later. I cant find the razors here, so i have to import..! Do u guys think that if i buy some Power Cartridges, it will work with my manual?
    Tks a lot

  30. Hi folks. Ive bought the Fusion Manual and moved to brazil 2 months later. I cant find the razors here, so i have to import..! Do u guys think that if i buy some Power Cartridges, it will work with my manual?
    Tks a lot

  31. I got this razor in the mail as a free sample. My first thought was 5 blades, ( 6 if you count the one on the top), Ridiculous. It reminded me of the SNL skit done a few years back about the razor with the 20 blades. I tried it anyway and I must say this was one of the BEST razors I have ever used. The razor gripped my face tightly removing stubble with precision. Unlike any other new razor I have used, Gillette Fusion left my face smooth and without cuts the very 1st time.
    I would highly recommend this razor over the Shick Quattro any day.

  32. I got this razor in the mail as a free sample. My first thought was 5 blades, ( 6 if you count the one on the top), Ridiculous. It reminded me of the SNL skit done a few years back about the razor with the 20 blades. I tried it anyway and I must say this was one of the BEST razors I have ever used. The razor gripped my face tightly removing stubble with precision. Unlike any other new razor I have used, Gillette Fusion left my face smooth and without cuts the very 1st time.
    I would highly recommend this razor over the Shick Quattro any day.

  33. I notice that plenty of Davids use this blade, I just got mine recently, man the vibration is STRONG… infact, it sounded intimidating enough for me to shut it off before using it =P. Anyway, I think the reason why it does not cut the skin, is due to the lack of spacing between the blades. Remember those performers who sleep on spiked bed? Or the baloon on a bed of pins that does not explode? the closer the pins, the ‘larger’ the surface of blade in contact, the less overall pressure on that spot, hence it uses the sharpness to cut to hair, but the surface to prevent penetration into the skin! XD

  34. I notice that plenty of Davids use this blade, I just got mine recently, man the vibration is STRONG… infact, it sounded intimidating enough for me to shut it off before using it =P. Anyway, I think the reason why it does not cut the skin, is due to the lack of spacing between the blades. Remember those performers who sleep on spiked bed? Or the baloon on a bed of pins that does not explode? the closer the pins, the ‘larger’ the surface of blade in contact, the less overall pressure on that spot, hence it uses the sharpness to cut to hair, but the surface to prevent penetration into the skin! XD

  35. What do you think is the best? Gillette fusion or M3Power Nitro?
    I have a Gillette Mach3, a great razor, really. Should I check these new ones out? Is it really worth it?
    Thank you!

  36. What do you think is the best? Gillette fusion or M3Power Nitro?
    I have a Gillette Mach3, a great razor, really. Should I check these new ones out? Is it really worth it?
    Thank you!