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.

Comme Des Garçons

Mark Buxton

for Comme Des Garçons


Labdanum, Cedarwood, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Honey, Clove, Nutmeg, and Sandalwood - The first and arguably the best scent released by the Japanese fashion label this highly unusual scent has an almost medicinal quality which is very distinctive. Unusually for a hugely admired piece of work it has never been successfully imitated.


The heavy presence of so many familiar spices along with pungent woods would seem to guarantee something which smell almost edible but the trick with CDG is the balance of all these notes. There are moments when elements are clear in the mix but overwhelmingly they act as tightly unified whole with a very distinctive identity.