Aside: FlexBall

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  Good Wall Street Journal article (normally behind a paywall but THIS LINK appears to be open) about Proctor and Gamble’s Gillette brand about to announce a new Fusion cartridge-based razor, the “FlexBall.”  The company will be formally announcing the razor on April 29. Some interesting quotes from the article: P&G Chief Executive A.G. Lafley said  “Many have wondered if it’s possible to keep improving premium razors, trading consumers up,” he said, adding that it is “not only possible, but also coming soon.” and “Today’s consumer remains challenged, making it more difficult to translate new technologies into higher prices,” said Stephen…

Aside: ForestBare

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A new wet shaving vendor launches today, Forestbare. They are offering an exclusive to Sharpologist readers, 10% off purchases: use coupon sharpologist at checkout. The wet shaving market continues to expand!

You Are Not Alone: How Many Are We? The Market

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Steve Worthington of BornSharp recently sent me an interesting link: Scruff Is In As Men Shave Less.  I found it interesting not so much because it was about “scruff” but rather the numbers of people who shave.  It got me to wondering how many of “us” (who shave with an “old school” kit of some kind) there are, and how big a market it might be to business.

Pacific Shaving Caffeinated Shaving Cream, Aftershave

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You may remember a mention on Sharpologist a few months ago about Pacific Shaving’s Indiegogo campaign to develop a caffeinated shaving cream.  Their project has come to fruition and they have just launched their cream.  I was lucky enough to get in on the first batch.

After The Shave – Opera

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A Brief History of Opera (Gentleman’s Gazette) Living Opera Organ (Fast Company) How To Appreciate Opera (Entertain Me Or Else) My Heart Opens At The Sound Of Your Voice (Tales Of Goodstone Wood) Revisiting The Chinese Opera (The Borneo Post)