Emma McGill (Angela Lansbury) is a musical theatre actress who lives in London. She has a striking resemblance with her American cousin, Jessica Fletcher, whom she’s reunited in a complex plot of fake death.
Three interesting objects sit on Lori Madison’s vanity in her dressing room.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium (oval box included) takes central stage. In 1985 (year in which this season is set) this perfume was basically everywhere, and it was impossible to escape. This creation by Jean Amic, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Raymond Chaillan, launched in 1977, took the world of perfumery by storm: the original formula, opulent and spicy, was unlike any other perfume on the market.
The second bottle has a peculiar swirled bud shape. It was used to house several fragrances by Avon (Occur!, for example).
The dark red jar next to it is another Avon product – a body cream. My guess is that the fragrance is Imari, originally launched in 1985, characterised by dark red packaging.
Last but not least, by the mirror there’s a bottle of Revlon Jean Naté after-bath splash.