Research always gets the blood running. I’ve just discovered that thelove powdersAthénaïs was getting from the witch Voisin contained Spanish Fly.

Well! “Love” powders indeed.

I have always assumed thatlove powderswere some innocuous superstitious ritual. The use of Spanish Fly, however, is a much more serious business. It is known to be deadly and seriously damaging to health.

I just posted about this to my research blog. Now, back to the plot.