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.

Encens Flamboyant

Isabelle Doyen

for Annick Goutal

2007

Tears of Frankincense, Black Pepper, Rose Berry, Frankincense Resinoid, Cardamom, Nutmeg. Vieille Eglise, Balsam Fir, Lentisque - Freighted with impossible quantities of frankincense, resins and spice this scent is almost narcotic in its persuasiveness. Even for someone with no ecclesiastical associations it invokes an irresistible illusion of soaring vaults hazed with incense.

Structure

Wearing this perfume is like an archaeological excavation as each heavy opaque layer gives way to further depth and opulence. Its richness seems inexhaustible and the almost architectural solidity of its construction is a marvel.