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 Armani Privé


Incense, Vetiver and Cedar. A very dry, almost dusty scent heavy with frankinscence and cedar.


Currently there is no shortage of perfumes containing notes of incense, deep woods and smoky elements. While initially striking these notes are complex and difficult to balance well. This is one of the finest, most elegant examples and one of the few which assembles itself into a sublime zone to be occupied rather than armour to be worn