The following review is by Paul Witek, and is posted here with his permission.
This may be considered “blasphemy”, but the easiest, best scalp shave I’ve gotten has been since I got curious and strolled over to that section of the shaving supplies where things are brightly colored… yep, that’s right, I swallowed my pride and bought a woman’s razor.
The Gillette Venus was the one I ended up with, and it works great. The blade design is quite similar to the Mach 3, making it very easy to clean, but the total blade head has a larger overall size with cushioned pads that prevent nicks. It also tends to pivot a bit more.
The end result is that I can get a close shave, rather quickly, with no irritation and haven’t gotten a single nick yet.
I’d suggest giving it a shot – and the blue one isn’t too obnoxious. Of course, the blade cartridges are a bit pricey, but they seem to last about as long as the Mach 3 blades.
Now if Gillette would just make a version with a black handle, or if HeadBlade would make a version that used the Venus cartridges…