Ralph Lauren is among my favorite designers and when I think about the house’s fragrances I am happy to say that I like the large majority. And even though the list of favorites is quite extended (Polo Modern Reserve, Polo, Polo Blue and Polo Black), there’s always room for one more and Polo Double Black qualifies for this category.
Introduced in 2006, as a flanker to 2005’s Polo Black, this fragrance is as good as its predecessor, which makes it a hard decision when it comes to an acquisition. In the past Polo Black was in my wardrobe and if I needed to buy it again I would alternate with Polo Double Black given that both of them are excellent scents.
The structure of the latter seem though a little stronger and you will perceive this from the initial accords, in which although dominant, the aroma of pepper is subdued by the mango accord. The heart follows in no more than 20 minutes, in an exquisite combination of roasted coffee beans and Indonesian nutmeg, which acts as a shot of energy for your olfactory senses. In a couple of hours, all dries down to a woody base, imbued with notes of juniper berries, cardamom and woody accords.
The fragrance belongs to the woody spicy olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Ellen Molner. The bottle that holds the scent is a replica of Polo Black’s, with small modifications though: the Ralph Lauren’s logo and stopper are now darker, compared to the silver shade of the original edition. Overall, Polo Double Black is a stylish fragrance for a classic man.
Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black Perfume Details
- Polo Double Black by Ralph Lauren is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 125 ml After-Shave Lotion, 100 ml After-Shave Gel, 100 ml Hair & Body Wash and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumer: Ellen Molner
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual