SOURCE: Parlux Fragrances, Inc.

March 02, 2009 15:22 ET

Parlux Fragrances, Inc. Announces Selection of Paris Hilton as Fragrance Foundation's Celebrity of the Year -- Recently Renewed License for an Additional 5 Years

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Parlux Fragrances, Inc (NASDAQ: PARL) ("Parlux") announced today that the Board of Directors of The Fragrance Foundation (the "Foundation") have chosen Paris Hilton as their celebrity of the year. Ms. Hilton has agreed to accept this award, the first of its kind, on May 27th, 2009 in New York City, at the Foundation's Annual FiFi® Awards.

Neil Katz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parlux, said, "We are extremely pleased that Paris has been selected for this initial prestigious award. Parlux has recently renewed its fragrance license with Ms. Hilton for an additional 5-year period and we look forward to the continued success of this brand."

Mr. Katz added, "As mentioned at our last shareholder conference call, we're close to finalizing fragrance licenses with two major celebrities. Last week, our Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed agreements with these celebrities. Although nothing is 100% certain, we are finishing final details at this time and hope to announce these new licenses very soon."

About Parlux Fragrances, Inc.

Parlux Fragrances, Inc. is a manufacturer and international distributor of prestige products. It holds licenses for Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, GUESS?, Nicole Miller, Natori, Queen Latifah, Marc Ecko, XOXO, Ocean Pacific (OP), Andy Roddick, babyGund, and Fred Hayman Beverly Hills designer fragrances, as well as Paris Hilton watches, cosmetics, sunglasses, handbags and other small leather accessories.

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  • Parlux Fragrances, Inc.
    (954) 316-9008

    Neil J. Katz, Ext. 8116
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