Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:IPAR) today announced that its majority owned Paris-based subsidiary, Interparfums SA, and Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH; SEHK: 6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, have entered into an 11-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license agreement.

Under the agreement, Interparfums will create, produce and distribute new perfumes and fragrance-related products, including new men's and women's scents. Interparfums will distribute these fragrances globally to department and specialty stores and duty free shops, as well as in Coach retail stores beginning fall 2016.

Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc., said, "We've been pleased with the performance of our fragrance business since our launch. As our brand transformation continues to progress, and with Interparfums as our partner, we know we can leverage this category into a much larger global opportunity. Given Interparfums' successful track record of cultivating and growing fragrance lines for fashion and luxury goods brands they were the ideal choice to take our business to the next level."

Jean Madar, Chairman and CEO of Inter Parfums, Inc. stated, "Coach is an iconic brand focused on relevance and innovation. We greatly respect what the company has already accomplished in the realm of fragrance, most notably with Signature and Poppy, the brand's well-established top selling scents. We look forward to developing new fragrances that capture the spirit of the Coach brand, and to taking the portfolio to a larger audience. With our distribution network, we have a great opportunity to build upon the success already seen with Coach fragrance by expanding the distribution globally and by capitalizing on the growing recognition of the brand in international markets."

The distribution of Coach by Interparfums is expected to begin in the fall of 2016. The launch will be supported by an integrated marketing and communications campaign, including widespread national print and web, among other media.

About Coach:

Coach, established in New York City in 1941, is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections with a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website at www.coach.com. Coach's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach's Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

About Inter Parfums, Inc.:

In the more than 30 years since its founding, Inter Parfums, Inc. has been selected as the fragrance and beauty partner for a growing list of brands that include Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, Balmain, Banana Republic, bebe, Boucheron, Dunhill, Gap, Hollister, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Repetto, Shanghai Tang, S.T. Dupont and Van Cleef & Arpels. Inter Parfums is known for innovation, quality and its ability to capture the genetic code of each brand in the products it develops, manufactures and distributes in over 100 countries worldwide.

Statements in this release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would," or similar words. You should not rely on forward-looking statements because actual events or results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of important factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Inter Parfums' annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and the reports Inter Parfums files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Inter Parfums does not intend to and undertakes no duty to update the information contained in this press release.

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