I'm an old man. This product was an old product (1868) even when this old man was a kid himself. This was one of the product's of choice of my old man & most of the WW II vet's that had come home from their hell spent youth. A drenching in Hoyt's erased the stank of cordite & the rank smell of young men's death. Hoyt's was love & reproduction. Hoyt's smelled of life.
Hoyt's was romance...
My generation "moved on" to other scents: English Leather, Canoe, Jade East. Way more expensive products. Way cooler products to our minds. (but we were wrong as usual, in retrospect). Over the years I poured gallons of very pricey, very elite products over this old carcass to remove the stench of a life ill lived for the most part. Am not sure if they worked or not...
Cuz, you know what? Wot ? I DON'T REMEMBER ANY OF THEM !!!! NOT ONE STINKING ONE OF'EM !!!
Wouldn't remember them again if you doused me with them. All of them were somehow different but somehow really fundamentally the same. About half a dozen basic scents & an endless variety of "designer" bottles with the latest trendoid designer name but always somehow the same-o-same-o.The smell of the "Worst Generation", my generation, the "Self Centered" generation.
But you know what? Wot? As soon as I opened the Hoyt's & took a whiff, it
hit me: This is the real McCoy, This is an original product. This is a masterpiece. This is genius in a bottle. In short, this is the "Good Stuff".
The last 50 years have basically been cultural SCENT "pretense" & "posing". a faux hipness, a Borg Cube.... while the genuine article sat on a few shelfs, overlooked, unappreciated, scorned -- Like traditional DE shaving itself. Old = Bad, Bright Orange Fusion = Good !!! Fusion Phantom = Even Gooder...
I REMEMBERED THIS ONE. The smell of eternity is not trendy, fellers, the smell is HOYT's.
Hoyts Cologne is so retro it's avant-garde. The scent is redolent of bergamot, neroli, oranges & lavender. The scent is delightfully decadent & "rotten" of squished exotic fruits & matted herbaceous vegetation in a weird wonderful distillation of a concoction.
This is better living though chemistry.
If you have never tried Hoyt's @ $9.00 a bottle (QED price), you have no excuse to deny yourself this experience. NINE DOLLARS, duh, we spend more than that on a hamburger platters alot of days.
I've had colognes that set me back 10 times that price that weren't 1/10th as good as HOYT's.
Gave it a 10 because it is in a cheap plastic bottle. Am at the point that I want to pay for the contents not the bottle which is gonna end up in a landfill anyway.
Somebody already started a "Forum" thread on Hoyt's but so far it's an empty
shell. If you don't want to skew the review's ratings with zero's cause you just want to comment here is the link: