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.

Avignon

Bertrand Duchaufour

for Comme des Garçons

2002

Roman Chamomile, Cistus oil, Elemi, Incense, Vanilla, Patchouli, Palisander, and Ambrette Seeds - Heavy "close" notes form an enclosing opaque cloud of a space. This is a brooding almost dark scent.

smell

The heavy dark notes part to reveal glimpses of luster from citrus and ambrette. The olfactory equivalent of glimpsing colored shards of light through the smoke-filled air of a Greek Orthodox church.