The fragrance opens with a bright, lively grapefruit / green accord that is quite invigorating, if a bit synthetic. Warmth is added to the middle notes with an 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 a very good 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.
Originally submitted 10 March 2008