Culture Carton Men’s Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
Culture Carton is a monthly lifestyle box for men. Each month you’ll receive curated lifestyle items and literature to enhance your gentlemanly status.
Culture Carton has three subscription options: Essential (just the lifestyle items for $35 a month), Standard (lifestyle items and book for $45 a month), Book Club (monthly book shipped to you for $16 a month).
This is a review of the $45 a month Culture Carton Standard.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Culture Carton
The Subscription Box: Culture Carton
The Cost: $45 a month + US shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code CULTURE to use code CULTURE to save 20% off the first month of all subscriptions.
The Products: A curated selection of men’s lifestyle items and a book “that belongs on every man’s bookshelf.”
Ships to: US for a varied cost. Shipping to SC is $7.55. International shipping varies.
Culture Carton March 2018 Review
They’ve included a welcome card with social media tags and some background for the box’s name. My husband, John, is helping me with this review by testing all of the products and giving me his perspective.
An info card with an introduction to the month’s theme and contents is included. This month is the Beau Brummell Gentleman’s Box. Beau Brummell was a 19th-century English fashion icon that basically the inventor of modern men’s style and hygiene.
The lifestyle item for the month is a complete skincare set. The packaging looks really sharp with black and white labels.
Beau Brummell The Gentlemen’s Face Wash, 8 fl oz. – Retail Value $25
John likes that this cleanser comes in a pump bottle. It’s easy for him to stick in the shower and bonus, he’ll remember to use it that way. It has an herby smell and is a clear gel cleanser that washes away oil and sweat and rinses clean. John has beautiful skin that requires very little work (jealous!) but he has been growing a beard and that requires some extra care.
Beau Brummell The Gentlemen’s Facial Scrub, 4 fl oz. – Retail Value $26
This is John’s favorite item. He can’t resist anything that makes his face cool and tingly. There are crushed walnut shells in this creamy scrub for polishing power and peppermint gives it its cooling sensation. This scrubs the beard area and rinses clean without leaving grit on his skin.
Beau Brummell The Gentlemen’s Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz. – Retail Value $25
The challenging part of getting John to use skincare is getting him to remember to use moisturizer. This one has almost no scent and hydrates without clogging pores. The activated charcoal helps skin stay mattified and smooth all day. It also says it has some sun protection, but I don’t see any SPF rating so I think adding an extra sunscreen before going out in the sun would be a good idea. John likes that it doesn’t have a white tint and rubs in easily even over his facial hair.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz – Retail Value $16 (Found here for $12.76)
This month’s book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008 and is a modern classic. John has been wanting to read this book and this was the perfect opportunity. He flew through it and really enjoyed the story and characters.
Book summary on Amazon:
One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more…
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.
The Verdict: This Culture Carton box is a really great first box for John. He is a literary buff and was pleasantly surprised by the book selection. I’m so glad that he likes the skincare set and that the packaging and scents make him want to use the products. I’m interested to see how curation changes each month and what kinds of men’s accessories are included next time.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now for the May box.
Orders placed before the 15th of the month will be shipped on 15th-17th of month. all orders placed after the 15th will ship the following month.
Coupon – Use code MYSUB10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The box costs $52.55 ($45 a month plus $7.55 shipping) and I estimate that I received $92 in value, That means I spent approximately the following on each item:
- Face Wash – $14.28
- Facial Scrub – $14.85
- Facial Moisturizer – $14.28
- Book – $9.14
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