Culture Carton is the subscription box for the man who wants to go above and beyond and not be content with being just ANY man. It is for he who wishes to strive toward a more cultured and sophisticated self. Among the items in the box is a book that a cultured man would want in his growing library, along with select accessories curated around a monthly theme related to improving some aspect of one’s self.
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The back of their intro card explains the rationale behind adopting Apollo on the Carton’s logo.
The theme for March 2018 is BEAU BRUMMELL GENTLEMAN’S BOX!
The information card tells you the items inside the box and the corresponding value for each one.
Everything in the March Culture Carton.
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú—the curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
This is recognized as one of the best books released in 2007. It is also a winner of numerous award giving bodies like The Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award.
This was the most complex, enjoyable, and heartfelt novel I have read so far. I can easily categorize this book as one of my favorites! The characters are fleshed out well, while the historical background had been really interesting and engaging.
The format of the book is also great. It has a good line spacing and relatively print, making it easily readable. I was really excited for this selection because it was totally new to me – but it turned out we’d heard of this author before – he’s also just publishing Islandborn, a new children’s picture book about a girl with Dominican heritage. My wife and I were just fascinated by this author and now want to read all of his works.
Beau Brummell For Men Face Wash ($25) This facial wash for men contains activated charcoal with vitamin E that acts as a pore cleanser by absorbing and trapping toxins and impurities. It also contains rosemary oil which is great in removing acne causing bacteria and repelling excess oils.
The face cleanser is formulated to maintain healthy oil levels without drying out skin and eliminate unsightly shine caused by greasy skin. It smells wonderful, and since you only need one pump to clean your whole face, this bottle should last long.
Beau Brummell For Men Facial Moisturizer ($25) Never mind the day and night creams, this facial moisturizer is an all-in-one moisturizer that can be used twice a day. The formula is non-greasy and fast absorbing. It also contains activated charcoal.
It softened my skin and kept it hydrated. Another thing I like about the formula is that it’s equipped with UV protection, which means it’ll keep my skin safe even when I’m under the sun.
Beau Brummell For Men Facial Scrub ($26) To complete this month’s trio of men’s grooming essentials is this facial scrub that works with all skin types. It helps remove dead skin, as well as surface dirt, excess oil, and other impurities.
It’s also rich in activated charcoal. It was gentle on my skin, and didn’t leave any residue. With regular use, it makes the skin feel clean, and look fresh and more youthful.
Culture Carton is a well-curated subscription that caters to the modern and cultured man. They always come up with classic themes and includes items that are very useful for men’s grooming and well being. This month, they sent three full-size grooming items which I found really useful since the winter is ending and I need to get my skin back in shape in time for spring and summer. Their book selections are admirable too. I was caught in awe by Junot Diaz’ masterpiece, which is now one of my favorites, and I’m really looking forward to more great reads from this subscription!
What’s your favorite item this month?