The fragrance opens beautifully with a bright, lively grapefruit / green accord that is just plain invigorating, even if a bit synthetic. Warmth is added to the middle notes with an inviting spicy / floral accord. So far, so good, except that the movement within the pyramid happens way too fast. It’s hard for me to pick up the base because it appears to be entirely too weak. The basenotes read ‘pine’ and ‘sandalwood’ and ‘patchouli’ and musk,’ but my nose has a difficult time catching them. On my skin, Culture is completely gone in forty-five minutes.
Culture by Tabac could have been an excellent fragrance if its base had some sort of substance and longevity. But its base is weak and short-lived, and that's too bad because this one could have been a contender.
17th September, 2006 (last edited: 10th March, 2008)
Pleasant, slighly lighter and more playful interpretation of a classic. Even if i mostly avoid modern versions of classics, this one is the true exception. It manages to smell modern and quite provocative, yet not excluding a very classy, lush old-school attitude.
Quite unusual mix that smelled very warm and nice. Can't remember much about Culture's compostion other than that I liked my bottle (finished since several years) a lot. Dirt cheap as well.