Posts Tagged ‘I Am King’

New York Daily News Notes Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs And His Recent HSN Sellout

December 11, 2009

The New York Daily News Friday did an item in its “Gatecrasher” column that mentioned Sean Combs’ recent success on HSN.

Rapper, entrepreneur and style icon “Diddy” attended the AOL Kickoff party earlier this week at the New York Stock Exchange. Apparently, a number of white-bread finance guys were stopping Combs and asking him what he thought about their suits and ties, since he is known as a fashion plate.

The News item then noted that Combs know what’s hot, because his new line of fragrances, which includes I Am King, recently sold out on HSN.

“I’m just trying to bring some of my style to Middle Americam” Combs told the News.

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HSN Adds Some Flava: Rapper-Entrepreneur Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Premieres His Fragrances On The Home Shopping Network

December 1, 2009

Sean “Diddy” Combs made his debut on HSN Monday, as did his fragrance line.

His motto seemed to be that he likes his grandfather, but he doesn’t want to smell like him. Hence the fragrances (but we hope grandpa wasn’t watching).

Combs’ products were such a hit during his first show at 11 p.m. that they all sold out. So HSN had to cancel his second scheduled show at 1 a.m., since there was no merchandise left to sell.

For Combs’ debut HSN CEO Mindy Grossman opened the company wallet and had a new set built, which looked like a sophisticated penthouse, and even had the Manhattan skyline in the background. Puff Daddy was laid back and modest, rather charming for a mogul with a multi-million dollar empire in music, fashion, TV, movies and fragrances.

“It’s a great way to reach people all over the world…I made it on HSN mom,” Combs said during his home shopping debut, where he fielded many calls from overwrought fans. “I’m blessed to be here.”

More than any of the other shopping networks, HSN has courted the African-American market, by bringing vendors in such as the hair-care line Carol’s Daughter, David Bowie’s wife Iman, and now Combs.

Talking about his award-winning men’s fragrance, I Am King, Combs said, “This is not a celebrity fragrance.”

The rapper said he helped design the cologne, in partnership with Estee Lauder. It has won the FiFi Award, which Combs called “the Oscars” of the perfume industry.

“I have a very sensitive nose,” said Combs, who described I Am King as being “a clean scent.”

He said, “I don’t like things that are overbearing.”

The name I Am King was not a boast, according to Combs, but a positive affirmation for everyone.

“I was talking about the king in all of us,” Combs said. “If we as men act as kings, we will respect our women as queens.”

Those are great sentiments, but we can’t help but note that Combs has a somewhat checkered past, which includes an arrest on a weapons charge — when he was with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez — following a nightclub shooting in Manhattan. Scorpios like Combs often have a dark side.

We remember tabloid stories about an upset Lopez being dragged down to the police station with Combs the night he was arrested. Doesn’t sound very queenly. Well, that was almost 10 years ago. Leopards can change their spots.

Host Callie Northagen did the show. She seems to be HSN’s ace for interviewing high-profile talent, including Madonna and singer Natalie Cole.

HSN was also selling the men’s and women’s fragrance lines Sean John Unforgivable. The kits and gift sets ranged in price from $57 to $78. There was also a fleece robe for $60.

Combs has a vast empire, and even produced and was a judge for the MTV show “Making the Band.”

He also claimed he was a fan of the No. 2 home shopping channel.

“Sometimes when you watch HSN, you get stuck there for hours,” Combs said.

We know what you mean, Diddy.

Rapper-Entrepreneur Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Comes To HSN Next Week To Debut His Sean Jean Fragrances And ‘Exclusive’ Puff Daddy Robe

November 26, 2009

Puff Daddy is coming to HSN.

Sean “Diddy” Combs will appear live on the home shopping network next week to sell his award-winning fragrances, holiday gift sets and exclusive Sean John robe for $60.

Combs, who is also an actor and music producer, will unveil his men’s fragrance collections Unforgivable and I Am King, and women’s fragrance collection Unforgivable Woman during two shows: Monday at 11 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 a.m.

“With the help of HSN, I’m going to be coming to your living room for the holidays,” Combs said in a prepared statement. “I can’t wait to show HSN’s viewers my lineup of Sean John Fragrances for men and women. It’s the perfect time to shop for the holidays.”

Unforgivable, I Am King and Unforgivable Woman fragrance collections will be available for the first time on HSN in gift sets “that touch upon signature notes of Sicilian Lemon and Italian Bergamot, Pina Colada and Grapefruit, as well as Tangerine Zest and the Imperial French Berry,” according to HSN’s press release.

The women’s fragrance collection, Unforgivable Woman, “is a sensual combination of creamy, floral and warm and luscious notes,” says HSN.

Combs’ newest men’s fragrance, I am King, “is an untraditional fresh fruity, woody scent, evoking the modern day king,” according to HSN.

“We are very excited to partner with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and bring to life on HSN the compelling story behind the success of his top-selling fragrances for both women and men,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said in a prepared statement.

“Offering our customers a wider array of luxurious fragrances has been a focus for HSN as we continue to expand our beauty business,” she said. “Mr. Combs is a lifestyle icon who will provide our customers with unique experiences and the quality products we strive to deliver.”

The Unforgivable gift sets for men will be available in a Deluxe Holiday Set, which will include a 4.2 ounce spray and signature watch, or in a Classic Holiday Set featuring a smaller 2.5 ounce Eau de Toilette spray and deodorant.

The I Am King Classic Holiday Set includes a 1.7 ounce spray and 3.4 ounce After Shave Balm. All three sets for men include a Sean John signature bag as a gift with purchase.

For women, the Unforgivable Woman Holiday Set will include a 4.2 ounce scent spray, body lotion and corresponding makeup bag, along with Unforgivable and Unforgivable Woman Bubble Baths as gifts with purchase.

The Unforgivable, Unforgivable Woman and I Am King Eau de Toilette will be available as well.

In addition, an exclusive Sean John robe will be available to complement the gift sets.