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.

Voyage d'Hermes

Jean-Claude Ellena

for Hermes


Lemony notes, Spicy notes, Cardamom, Tea, floral notes, Green notes Hedione, Green notes, Musk notes, White Woods - As engagingly packaged as it is constructed, Voyage is a characteristic scent from one of the greatest noses of our time. Bright, elusive and active its behaviour and nature are a perfect analogue for the name. It moves and shifts focus perpetually, offering fleeting glimpses of oddly familiar landscapes.


Just as reading the instrumentation of a piece of music would give you no clue to the identity of the piece, reading the list of components in any perfume gives little real clue to how it may smell. It is possible to draw some notes from this perfume but the overwhelming sense is of something which transcends the sum of its parts, a union of elements which has behaviour and life independent of its basic origins.