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.

Encre Noire

Nathalie Lorson

for Lalique


Hatian Vetiver, Vetiver Bourbon, Cypress Wood, Musk, Cashmere wood - Absolutely vertiginous depth and smokey luminescence this scent describes a space into which to fall, swooning and delirious.


There are many vetiver based scents today and many of them contain roughly the same notes however none of them smell remotely like this. By some alchemical process the perfumer has created something truly sensational. It really demonstrates the virtual irrelevance of the ingredients as against the skill of their combination.