Polo Black by Ralph Lauren is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Polo Black was launched in 2005. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Negrin. The fragrance features sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, mango, sage, tangerine, lemon and wormwood. Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer who made his way to household name status in the 1960s and 1970s. He founded his self-named company in 1967 and expanded to a boutique within Bloomingdale’s department store by 1969. In 1978 the company began a partnership with cosmetics brand L’oreal to create exclusive fragrances.