I’m wearing out the soundtrack to Sweeney Todd on my iPhone at the moment. Such a brilliant score. Only downside is that one of the tracks, “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” is stuck in my head most of the day. Youtube at the end of the post if you want to be similarly infected.
The song is all about a miracle cure for baldness. Following this song in the film of the stage musical, a shaving contest takes place between Todd and Pirelli (the fraudulent Italian barber). Todd wins the contest easily. I watched Sweeney Todd on DVD and did a review here. Watching the shaving contest made me cringe.
See, I hate shaving. I find it a deeply unpleasant experience. My neck is so sensitive (oh, poor me) that the mere sight of someone else being shaved, provokes a sympathetic reaction. I can feel the beginnings of the post shave soreness. No such reaction to all the necks being slit though – how odd. But that has now changed… I finally discovered a product that doesn’t leave my neck a bloody mess.
It’s called “Ultrashave” and it’s available at 4men.ie. I read about it and thought it sounded too good to be true. I tried it for the first time about 3 weeks ago and I can honestly say that the discomfort I have found with shaving in the past has gone. This is the first time I’ve not experience soreness after shaving. I would advise using a foam with it the first time though. Cost is €18.95 – which is expensive – but for anyone with really sensitive skin, it’s the only way to go. Ladies can use it too, for whatever bits they need to shave.
For me it is like Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir if he produced an elixir for shaving instead of a cure for baldness and it wasn’t made of piss and ink. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please… Play this at your own risk.