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Polo Black (2005)
by Ralph Lauren


Polo Black information

Year of Launch2005
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 473 votes)

People and companies

HouseRalph Lauren
PerfumerEllen Molner
PerfumerPierre Negrin
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Polo Black

Polo Black is a masculine fragrance by Ralph Lauren. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Pierre Negrin and Ellen Molner

Reviews of Polo Black

I went to Macy's a while back and tried a variety of men's cologne on. Polo Black was the only thing that really stuck out to me. Had that sharp, fresh, slightly sweet opening ("iced mango"). I love that kind of opening. It dries down pretty linear, but the sharp freshness becomes creamy. Quality stuff in my opinion.

Subsequent samples didn't evoke the same magic. The opening now seems far too feminine to me, and the dry down overstays its welcome.

I still rate it a thumbs up because it's a great smelling, young fragrance, and smells of a relatively good quality. I probably will buy it down the road, but I'm looking for something just a little bit better.

Overall, I think this is a winner if you want something to wear on a first date, or just going out with friends.

IF YOU LIKE: CK Eternity, Curve, or Lucky You, I think you'll like this. Maybe even better.

BOTTLE DESIGN: Simple but beautiful.

LONGEVITY & SILLAGE: It lasts about 6 hours on me, more or less. I felt like it was projecting well enough for people to notice it, but it's far from a best.
28th November, 2017
I just got this perfume (15 ml sample in a gift set), and I was actually pleasantly surprised.

I was fearing an overly-sweet blast of synthetic mango in the top, but this is actually not a sweet scent at all. The iced mango is detectable, but it smells like actual mango and not that orange gunk that can be found in ice cream and cheap soap.

Other than the iced mango, the patchouli and sandalwood play very well together (this definitely comes to show after you've worn it for a little bit). In general tha combination of ingredients form a very pleasant and interesting fragrance. The first word that comes to mind when having to describe its smell is "dark", so they've definitely done something right!

It's not as dominant as many RL perfumes tend to be, which makes this the perfect perfume when the wearer doesn't want to stand out too much. I find this to be great when at school/work. Especially if your outfit is mostly black. It is a bit mysterious, so it's actually pretty good for a quiet guy (like myself). It's very pleasant yet subtle. I love that!

I think this perfume can be worn on any occation. I probably wouldn't wear it for family get togethers, but that's the only occation I can think of.

Both longevity and projection is great on me. Lasts all day, and projection is pretty strong (although the perfume itself is a subtle one). Yeah, I'm one of those lucky bastards.

01st February, 2017

POLO BLACK?It is a symbol in RL young fragrances.Yes A nice young scent for any season of the year specially in SPRING/AUTUMN weather.quite Sweet and Casual.

This RL EDT is Fruity(mango) and Fresh at the begining.Soft and Romantic at the middle and upshot Warm in the fact Fruity notes mixes well with the other notes and creates a very Yummy and Cute scent.

In my opinion is a forever attraction in this and truly makes you feel young beautiful.PB is Good for teenagers of those colognes Everytime you wearning it,Some people stop you on the street and asking what this fragrance is?However i still prefer DOUBLE BLACK!


Longevity?Remarkabke on my skin.

15th May, 2015
Sickeningly sweet mango and spice dominant fragrance with poor longevity. I generally like Ralph Lauren and find most of their fragrances well balanced. Black however, is less than the Polo standard. The mango wears me out way before the fragrance can die, which was about two hours tops.

I can't imagine wearing this anywhere ever.
06th April, 2015 (last edited: 07th April, 2015)
I got this from my girlfriend (who in turn got it from polo as she is doing some work from them).

Yes it's a bit predictable, bland and generic. It also smells really good and fresh and won't offend anyone anywhere. You can be sure it will be gone by lunch time.

I quietly enjoy it the same way I enjoy burger king: With a smile. And there's nothing more to add.
22nd January, 2015
Super safe versatile scent that lasts less than two hours on my skin. It's a nice woody, mango scent that can be worn year round. Would have rated it higher had if it lasted longer.
24th September, 2014

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