Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Pichola - Neela Vermeire
Neela Vermeire

Pichola - Neela Vermeire

Neela Vermeire's collaboration with perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour continues here with their fifth perfume, Pichola. Named after the spectacular lake in Udaipur and sharing a character of echoing reflections, of limpid, hazy tranquility, Pichola is clearly part of the cross-cultural narrative already established in the earlier works. While I could spend time here parsing the construction of this fragrance, I think it is its behavior which is really notable. Duchaufour is masterful when it comes to the evolution of perfumes over time. Less constrained perhaps than he might be when working on a more industrial scale, here he has made a celestial tuberose which has the presence and behavioral complexity of a bloom in nature. It is precisely the ebb and flow, the olfactory dappling of sweet and sharp, the sense of perpetual renewal which gives Pichola its beauty. Rather than an exquisite specimen imobilised for examination, Pichola is a living thing, capricious, elusive, evolving.