I just found out that the second book in the Julia Grey series, Silent in the Sanctuary, is being released this month in Italy! (Under a different title. It translates to Silence and Secrets, I believe. I think the first one was released under Silence and Poisons, so they're consistent!) I also learned yesterday that the series is coming out in Spain beginning in December--SQUEEE! Of course this started my father and I off on a tangent trying to translate it ourselves. "Ai, Eduardo, que es la problema?" Needless to say, we would NOT get very far with that one. It would probably end up a flip book for as little Spanish as we remember. At some point Julia would have to order toast and ask for directions to the train station because that's about all I have left of my Spanish vocabulary. Anyway, all good stuff and very exciting. My goal is a European tour of the countries that have my books in translation! (Hey, Meg Cabot gets it. Why not me someday?)
Yesterday tried L'Artisan's Drole de Rose. I'm trying to remember what it smells like and I can't. Not a good sign. It was meh. Certainly nice enough, don't get me wrong. It is worlds better than most of the tripe they sell in department stores. But it isn't memorable on me. I have a creeping suspicion that Passage d'Enfer has RUINED me for other fragrances because that one is utterly addictive.