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Very comfortable razor and a cool storage system.

  • Apr 5, 2008
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The Venus Embrace Razor promises a "smooth glide" and they definitely did not oversell on that point. I could not believe the difference between my regular disposable razor and this one in terms of how smooth the Embrace felt while shaving. In fact, I couldn't tell if it was doing anything--which felt weird at first because, with my regular razor, I can clearly tell that it is. Even stranger was that, while I couldn't FEEL that I was shaving with the Embrace, I had razor burn when I put on my deodorant after shaving, whereas I usually don't have any razor burn when using my regular razor. It's very possible that I may have unconsciously pressed harder because I was used to feeling my other razor and that caused the burn, so this could be "user error" and not a product fault. Once I am more accustomed to using it and have broken out of my old habits with my old razor, I will have a better idea of which it is.

Design-wise, the gel-grip handle is great for good grip in the shower, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "pod" that sticks on the shower wall and holds the razor and the extra blade cartridge. However, once I took the razor out of the pod to shave, I couldn't quite figure out how to get it BACK into the pod. There is only 1 way it fits and it took me a few tries to find it (it seems obvious, because you know it has to fit into the pod at the narrowest point of the handle but, even with that assumption, it still took a few tries).

All in all, I was impressed with the Venus Embrace Razor. I took off 1/2 star because, while I love concept of the pod, I thought it should be simpler to get the razor back into it without having to think about it, and I took off another 1/2 star because I got razor burn when I don't usually (but as noted, that may have been my fault).

Edited several weeks (and numerous uses) later to add:
1. Once I got used to using a lighter touch with this razor vs. my old one, the razor burn problem substantially lessened to the point where I am having little or no razor burn now.
2. Once I got it in my head that the razor always goes back in the pod with the blades facing IN (which make sense), I have found it much easier to get the razor back in the pod without fumbling around.

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