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.

Encre Noire

Nathalie Lorson

for Lalique

2006

Haitian Vetiver, Vetiver Bourbon, Cypress Wood, Musk, Cashmere Wood - The vertiginous depth and smoky luminescence of this scent describes a space into which to fall, swooning and delirious.  

Structure

The olfactory equivalent of the bass notes on a massive organ this perfume has gorgeous depths. While wearing it the nose tends to refocus upon slower, deeper things. Bright aromas come as a shock and can even pass unnoticed. Imagining the traditional pyramidal form for perfumes doesn't quite fit with this. If indeed i's construction is a pyramid it must be an inverted one.