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.

Un Jardin Apres Le Monsoun

Jean-Claude Ellena

for Hermes

2008

Sweet Lime, Ginger, Green notes, Coriander, Pepper, Cardamom, Aquatic Notes, Vetiver, Longose - A scent meticulously designed to represent it's name. Watery, submerged, exotic it is an almost alchemical feat of olfactory impressionism. The evocation of a drowned Indian garden after a storm is so succinct as to make wearing it rather a difficult decision.

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We can read the list of parts here and they are mostly evident but the brilliance of this scent is the care in balancing and revealing layers with such deftness. For the impression of a garden drowned by the warm rains of a monsoon to work this well not a single plant can exist in isolation even for a moment.