Polo Black Cologne by Ralph Lauren, This eclectic, woody blend was designed by perfumer Pierre Negrin and released in 2005. 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. Today the brand has over 70 fragrances in its collection, with release dates ranging from 1978 to 2018 and collaborations featuring Yves Cassar, Anne Flipo, Linda Kramer, Honorine Blanc, and more.