Conversation Piece, September 24, 2017

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Enjoy our Sunday series, Conversation Piece, a NUVO–curated digest of things on the Internet we think you’ll want to talk about.

Fragrant friction. Most perfume wearers know that heat actives scent, and apply it accordingly—a spritz on each wrist, one on the neck, a mist behind the ear. It turns out, we’ve been missing one key area: between the thighs. It may be a bit blush-inducing, but Halle Berry swears by it, and so does designer Roland Mouret—he has made a perfume specifically designed to be “activated” with the rubbing of your thighs to release an “intoxicating burst of fragrance”. When it comes to perfume, it seems the thigh’s the limit. Read more, here.

Pretty scary. On the proverbial checklist of conventional beauty standards, long hair is practically the first box to tick. After all, it is the uniform style of Disney princesses, Barbie dolls, and… women in horror films? Yes, come to think of it, witches, vengeful ghosts, and definitely that girl from The Ring, all subscribed to the long-hair-don’t-care school of business, indicating a slightly more subversive connotation for flowing locks than expected. Find out more, here.

Fairy Greekmother. To quell back-to-school stress, students often turn to study groups or tutors—those in the Greek community can hire sorority rush consultants. For a cool $300 to $1,500, these businesses guide prospective sorority members through the highly competitive recruitment week and beyond. Fashion decisions, conversation topics, even damage control for a rowdy summer—nothing is off-limits when it comes to pledging your dream house. Town & Country has the details, here.

Goddess status. Can you chronicle your life so far by phases—what magazines you read, your relationships? For The Cut, Emily Gould denotes passing time with the cookbook heroines she progressively became enamoured by—from the slick New York intellectuals, like Nora Ephron, who whipped up idiosyncratic delights in tiny kitchens, to bosomy kitchen queens, and homestead bloggers. Daydream about your perfect pans of roast chicken along with her, here.

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September 24, 2017