I know you’re smelling good girl

Sean 'Diddy' Combs on HSN, hawking his wares. It's rather long. Skip to the :32 second mark if you don't want to see the I Am King commercial again, and then to the 6:30 mark if you want to hear about his upcoming fragrance for women, tentatively called Empress. I admit I ran out of steam at around 11 minutes; if you watch past that and anything fabulous happens, do comment.

According to Cosmetic News, "The show recorded net sales of $500,000 of Sean John fragrance products in less than an hour" and "HSN cancelled additional slots scheduled for November 30 and December 1 because all the products had sold out".

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  1. APassionateJourney says:

    Ohhhhh! Can’t want to smell Empress! He mustve changed the name since Queen Latifah has Queen. I want I Am King, but the lasting power sucks on me

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I bet that is the trademark issue! I didn’t think of it.

  2. CynthiaW says:

    It always makes me want to weep when the mass market dreck sells like hotcakes while niche perfume sits there unappreciated. Much the same way that I feel about the sales numbers of Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers as compared to blues and jazz artists.

    • Absolute Scentualist says:

      Agreed, CynthiaW. Only the mass market, in general, doesn’t feel the same way toward $100 as the new free. I don’t even discuss the cost of some of my acquisitions (looking at you, Indult) because people would just think I’m out of my mind. If I found something I wanted and got a great deal, then it’s on. But the prices I’ve paid for one ounce of some juice are hard enough for *me* to deal with sometimes. ;)

      It’s much easier to pick up a tester at the drug/department store, like it, and toss a bottle for $15-$30 into the cart and be on your way than it is to buy a bunch of little samples, sniff and sort through them, then track down the perfect fragrance out of the ones you liked. I enjoy it, but I don’t think a lot of people want the bother when they can just smell “good” with what’s at hand.

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I don’t know. Most good niche fragrance companies stay in business, don’t you think? I mean, the cream doesn’t always rise to the top, I know, but my favorite niche brands all seem to be in good health. So I don’t care what SC sells on HSN…

      (or maybe it’s just that I’m in a good mood today, LOL!)

      • CynthiaW says:

        I do think about that, too – as long as my favorites stay in business and everyone doesn’t smell like me, I’m happy.

        • CynthiaW says:

          Ha ha – now I sound like a flip-flopper. I must be in a better mood this afternoon. :-)

          • Robin says:

            See, it’s catching!

  3. Sunnyfunny says:

    12:26 Is she for real??? I love how the hostess is all, “It’s so complex,” and lists fruit, sugar, woods, and vetiver. And he is so darned arrogant! Sorry, this entire infomercial embodies everything I dislike about celeb fumes. Glad you’re in a good mood today, Robin ;)

    • Robin says:

      Yes, I can see the “embodies everything I dislike about celeb fumes”…but it’s also fascinating to watch, esp. the way that people want to feel some sort of connection to the person who puts their name on the scent, and I see that in the high end niche field as well.

  4. asuperlongusername says:

    He always looks like he’s trying to get away with something. Dead eyes!

    And you missed the squealer to whom Mr. Combs gave a hug. And “Get the camera on me!” xD

    • Robin says:

      He does have curiously dead eyes…

  5. parfumliefhebber says:

    Agree, I think most of the niche perfumes sell good, they don’t need commercials. I am still looking for niche perfumes, the only perfumes I see in the stores here are the main stream scents. I think I need to order some samples at first in fragances, a couple of niche perfumes are on my list.
    Oh and by the way, I don’t like his eyes either, they seem cold as stone.

    • Robin says:

      First-in-fragrance sends very nice sized samples too.

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