Polo Black by Ralph Lauren Cologne. Launched in 2005, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Black is a modern and elegant crisp wood cologne for men. It is a cologne meant to represent a confident and enticing scent choice for the modern urban man, and it is best worn for a night out on the town or with evening wear. Polo Black by Ralph Lauren is classified as a woody, aromatic fragrance for men. It is balanced by sage, iced mango, and crisp green accords contradicted by a deep and masculine blend of sandalwood and tonka bean to finish off the cologne. Ralph Lauren has outdone himself with a masterful fragrance that has, since its launch, become extremely popular.