July 3, 2012

HSN True Blood Collection

HSN is launching a True Blood inspired collection on August 9th.

Yup, fang bangers get your credit cards at the read because this collection features fragrance, nail polish (by Deborah Lippman no less), and more all inspired by HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning hit True Blood.

See more of the HSN True Blood Collection after the jump!

Debuting August 9, 2012, The Forsaken Collection Includes an Exclusive Fragrance developed by Givaudan, Luxury Home Goods from D.L. & Co and a First-Ever Lip Color with Coordinating Nail Shade from Deborah Lippmann

HBO Global Licensing has announced the launch of Forsaken, a unique collection of beauty products inspired by its Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning hit series True Blood. HBO aligned with Forsaken LLC, a specialty licensing partnership created by Multi Media Exposure and Virtue Development, to create a one-of-a-kind luxury collection which includes: the Forsaken signature fragrance created by Givaudan; beauty products from Deborah Lippmann and home fragrance products from D.L. & Co. A first for HBO, the line will launch exclusively on HSN, HSN.com and via HSN mobile beginning on August 9, 2012, in conjunction with the show’s fifth season. The collection will be available at the HBO Shop in September and will follow with worldwide distribution at specialty retailers late 2012.

The Forsaken collection will be spotlighted on HSN with four, one hour segments running throughout the day on August 9, starting at 12:01 a.m. “We were thrilled to have met HSN through our existing relationship with Givaudan,” stated James Costos, VP of HBO Global Licensing. “Mindy Grossman at HSN introduced us to amazing partners who made the Forsaken line a reality by developing and executing fabulous products. We are excited to provide HSN with the exclusive launch as it introduces the True Blood brand to a whole new audience.”

“HSN is proud to be the first to offer HBO’s Forsaken collection,” said Betsy Olum, GM, Beauty and Merchandising Strategy. “It’s one of a kind, sensual collection of products that taps into the essence of the show, and will excite both the HSN customer and the True Blood fan.”

Forsaken will be available to consumers in an Eau de Parfum, a body cream and shimmering body veil powder. The fragrance is evocative of the dark and seductive world of True Blood, capturing the soul of the show and combining it with trendsetting, iconic products. Prominent fragrance house Givaudan developed Forsaken with an addictive blend of light and dark notes. Pulpy fruits paired with crisp pear notes are followed by mid notes of night blooming jasmine, also fittingly known as Queen of the Night. The scent closes with the dark muskiness of amber and patchouli. Ultra feminine, yet sultry, the fragrance will cast a spell on everyone.

The Forsaken fragrance will be incorporated into a nail lacquer developed by world-renowned celebrity manicurist, Deborah Lippmann who began crafting her own nail colors over 15 years ago. The lacquer that carries the fragrance is entitled “Let It Bleed” and is part of a combination set with a coordinating lipstick – Lippmann’s first ever — called “Bite Me.” Lippmann also created two additional sets for the collection: “Sookie Sookie” featuring full-size “Human Nature,” “Fairydust” and “Bad Things;” and a trio of minis including “Strange Love,” “New Flesh” and “Bad Blood.”

Rounding out the collection is a specialty line of home products from high-end home fragrance company D. L. & Co., which includes luxury candles and diffusers with the Forsaken scent developed by Givaudan.

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soul mate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming. With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Forsaken by True Blood $59.50
Forsaken Eau de Parfum

Forsaken by True Blood Shimmering Body Veil With Poof $31

Forsaken by True Blood Body Cream $42

Forsaken by True Blood Fairy Dust and Human Nature Nail Polish $25

Forsaken by True Blood Let It Bleed Nail Polish and Bite Me Lip Color $28

Forsaken by True Blood Bad Blood, Strange Love and New Flesh Nail Polish $25

Forsaken by True Blood Candle With Fang Lid $58

Forsaken by True Blood Diffuser/Candle Set $48

Forsaken by True Blood Diffuser $48

The HSN Forsaken by True Blood Collection will launch August 9th at HSN.com

What do you think?

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lulubelle

    The perfume bottle is quite pretty! The polishes look kind of “eh” to me, but you never know until you see them on.

    I need to get busy and catch up – I’ve still got season 4 and 5 to watch!

    • the Muse

      i do too lulu! I’m backed up all four episodes from this season! I just started watching half of the first eppy on my ipad while on the plane this morning but didn’t get a chance to finish it yet!

  • Kimber

    hmmmm I’m oddly intrigued. It may be gauche but I’m kind of diggin’ the perfume bottle!? I thought the Lippmann colours would be…. ummm er better?

  • Icequeen81

    yaaaay those burgandy and vampy colors are amaziiiiing 🙂

  • Chloe VonPickles

    $58 for a candle? Does that come hand delivered by a naked Eric?

  • Teri

    the nail polishes seem like the only thing calling my name – which I guess is a good thing, because they’re DL and they won’t come cheap!

  • Dao

    I saw this on my feed and went, “OMG, OMG, I soooo want this!” Thanks for posting, Muse! The products look awesome!

  • tiffany miranda

    I must have the perfume and the dark red nail polish and the lipstick !!!!

  • Gloria

    The Foresaken scent seems really interesting, I wish I could smell it before spending $60 dollars on it!

  • Amy Amethyst

    I really want some of the polishes and lipsticks. I also really really really want them to ship me Eric too!

  • K

    The packaging is lovely! I might think about the perfume… but the body cream is a little pricey, and the nail polishes don’t look too interesting…

  • Jenny

    Well, the prices are a little high, and I don´t think any of the colors in the nail polishes and the lip color are really special (the only special thing for me is that the products have the True Blood logo), and I think 42 dollars for a body cream… is quite expensive! By the way, the Let It Bleed Nail Polish and Bite Me Lip Color are $28 each, or the price is for both products? Silly question, I know, probably is $28 for each of them lol

    I do really love True Blood, but this kind of beauty items seem to have higher prices than what they´re worth just because there´s a signature or logo of X tv show, movie, etc, in them.

  • madii

    Goooood I want this! I am totally obsessed with True Blood! But I live in Europe, it’s not fair 🙁

  • Linda

    SO excited about that lipstick/nail polish set! It feels like I’ve been on a life-long journey to find the perfect vampy lipstick and blood red nail polish, so this is right up my alley. It also doesn’t hurt that I have a weakness for makeup with movie/TV tie-ins. 😛

  • Paula

    It reminds me of Twilight Cosmetics. Similar packaging, unfortunately the range of colors seems to be quite limited in the Forsaken Collection.

  • Angel

    Wow, the packaging is gorgeous!!! They might have sucked me in LOL! I’m not a fan of the show, read the books a millions years ago, but the show didn’t do it for me. Interesting cross-marketing HSN is doing lately. First SWATH, now True Blood. My inner Goth is doing a happy dance 😉

  • Musebeliever

    This collection is not for me. all is very pretty but nude and vamp are not my colours ! I love Deborah Lippman’s nail polish for their fun aspect but the too serious colours don’t attract me. And I find that the way they wrote true blood on the bottle makes it look cheap. They could have imagined another design… Not convinced. 😉

  • Jessica

    Love the nail polish (and the show)! I will definitely be picking that up!

  • Gretchen

    Thank you for sharing this info!!! I guess I will be handing my credit card over to HSN in August!

  • Tiffany Martin

    Those nail colors are what I’m most excited about. Take it or leave it on a lot of the rest.

  • Majick

    Man, I’m so backed up I didn’t even have time to read – BUT, I realy like the perfume bottle even though it’s a little silly. I would love to smell it. I think the diffuser bottles are great too but I do not use anything scented like that for the house because it just destroys the sniffer over time. JMO

    ANyway – please wish me some luck, I think my head is going to explode. I have to get tires for the Tib and a new stove (or fix the old). I’ve been doing so much research it’s not funny. GAH!

    Researching Make up and stuff is SO MUCH MORE FUN! 😐