Paul Schütze Tears of Eros references a night when the artist was working in his Paris studio. Embers on incense from Sanju Sangendo in Kyoto lay amongst discarded clementine skins, a potted hyacinth just in bloom stood on the artist’s desk a draft from the open window wrapped the smells in a chilly embrace. Perfumer Paul Schütze eschews the traditional perfume making pyramid in favour of a layered artwork, a gently building story.
Ambergris, Benzoin, Cardamom, Cedar, Incense, Green Clementine, Guaiac Wood, Hyacinth, Labdanum, Orris, Pink Pepper
As an artist Paul Schütze is one of the few to work in the medium of scent. Captivated by the notion of capturing the ephemeral, his collection of three scents are olfactory snapshots of three fleeting moments, three otherwise lost memories. ‘Tears of Eros’ recalls an evening in the artist’s studio; incense from Japan, a discarded clementine skin and a just-blooming potted hyacinth. ‘Cirebon’ remembers a mystical night in Java with vetiver Java, lemongrass, tamarind, bigarade and cedar. ’Behind the Rain’ reimagines a fir-lined Cycladean beach after a storm; resin, sap, wet bark, moss and lichen. Roullier White is delighted to be invited to carry this limited production line by Paul Schütze.