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.

Sienne l'Hiver

Bertrand Duchaufour

for Eau D' Italie

2006

Gernaium, Violet, Fern, Iris, White Truffle, Olibanum, Hay, Labdanum & Gaiac Wood. A highly unusual, evocative and fugitive perfume that balances transparency and weight with equal skill.

smell

The balance and developement of an olfactory narrative evoking a specific and  seasonal landscape is an enormous challenge. Odours are more stately, more tentative in colder weather, more reluctant. Duchaufour somehow captures the "behaviour" of  aroma and scent in Winter,  and this behaviour locates us just as completely as the Hay, Iris and Ferns he quotes from the region.

  • SMELL
  • SIGHT
  • HEARING
  • TOUCH
  • ORIENTATION
  • STRUCTURE