Posts Tagged ‘Unforgivable’

Did HSN Vendor And Rap Entrepreneur Sean Combs Do The ‘Unforgivable’ By Allegedly Copying An Artist’s Design?

February 16, 2010

The new, smooth HSN version of Unforgivable's bottle

HSN vendor and rap impressario Sean “Diddy” Combs is being sued by a glassblowing artist who charges that Puff Daddy copied one of his designs for the bottle of the cologne Unforgivable, The New York Post reported Tuesday.

Artist Tom Patti alleges that Combs’ Sean John company ripped off one of his 1981 sculptures. The suit claims that the piece was on exhibit in a Manhattan gallery in 2006, and was valued at $40,000 then.

Combs denies he did any copyright infringement, and has taken his own legal action.

Combs is a new HSN vendor, and several months back he sold his Unforgivable men’s and women’s cologne on the home shopping channel.

But the fragrance was in a smooth bottle, not the ribbed version that allegedly copies the glass scuplture. Maybe the bottle design was changed after the suit was filed.

But there’s another twist to this story. Combs beleives that Patti sued because he was approached by The Urban Glass Quarterly about the resemblance of his sculpture and Unforgivable’s bottle.

So Combs is asking a Brooklyn judge to compel The Urban Glass Quarterly’s writer to produce her notes from her reporting for her 2008 story.

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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.