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.

Kyoto

Bertrand Duchaufour

for Commes des Garçons

2002

Incense Oil, Cypress, Coffee, Teak Wood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber, Everlasting Flower, and Virginia Cedar - A dry, almost dusty scent which instantly evokes the aromatic, incense impregnated woods of Japanese interior architecture and the fleeting trails of scented smoke from bronze sensors.

smell

A complex blend of familiar aromas coupled with perhaps less familiar elements and balanced in a fairly linear form. Kyoto is a relatively short lived perfume on the skin and for the time it lasts flickers between it's component parts without seeming to settle heavily on any particular note. This is very pleasing as it gives a sense that the perfume is trying to find a form even as it dissolves completely.