New York City native Ralph Lauren began his career designing and selling ties, laying the foundation to start his own company in 1967. Now a fashion empire made up of a family of brands, the designer's name represents a distinctive American perspective rooted in an aspirational lifestyle. Then, now and always, Ralph Lauren style is clean, timeless and ultrawearable. Ralph Lauren Polo partnered with L'oreal to introduce fragrances, beginning with iconic men's scent Polo and classic women's fragrance Lauren in 1978. The next two scents in the line, Chaps for Men and Tuxedo for Women, both introduced in 1979, also became beloved classics.