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.

Bois D' Encens

Michel Almairac

for Amarni Privé

2004

Incense, vetiver and cedar - a very dry, almost dusty perfume heavy with frankinscence and cedar.

orientation

Apparently Armarni himself commissioned this scent to evoke directly his childhood memories of mass. Not only of the presence of inscense but of the buildings in which he inhaled it. Obviously there is a strong cultural and associative element here but even for those unfamilliar with the references there is a strong evocation of interior space and rustic materials.