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.

Bois D' Encens

Michael Almairac

for Armani Privé

2004

Incense, Vetiver and Cedar. A very dry, almost dusty scen, heavy with frankinscence and cedar.

Structure

This perfume achieves a surprising lightness and subtlety given the usually heavy/dirty notes of vetiver and frankincense. With apparently as few as five combined elements there is a good deal of clever balancing resulting in a very structured and evolving scent.