Interesting Concept so far bruh!
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Hi! I visited your Patreon and one of the tiers includes "Extended Game (spice + Additional CGs)". What does it mean exactly? Does the spice part mean we get steamy scenes with the ROs? Is the extended content only from chapter. 6 onwards, or does it also add content to previous chapters? I'm interested in the tier, but I want to be informed first!
Hi! I just edited the tier to hopefully make it more clear, but yes, you're absolutely correct. The way Patreon works, is that you get all the previous posts plus the new ones in the month you've pledged. You can read more about it [here]. If you have more questions, please message me on Patreon or contact me via mail (email@example.com) as to not spam the comment section, and I will answer to the best of my abilities.
So is Perfumare: Avulsion the full version of this game? Where can I get it
Hi! I copied a part of the full FAQ directly here, on the main page to hopefully make it easier for the players to notice. I hope it answers all the questions you might have, if not, feel free to contact me directly, and I'll explain everything that wasn't already brought up. <3
Is there something I'm missing, or is the current version locked to the "but you're fine where you are" type of options?
You're not missing anything, the public version is limited to this choice only. I updated the file, and it should be clear now, sorry for the confusion!
Okay! Is the non-public version going to be available for purchase? Or is it something for after everything is finished?
No, the Patreon version won't be available for purchase. It is because most of the extended game will be eventually released as Interactive Fiction, and in the meantime, I wanted to share the extra stories that don't change the storyline/endings as a reward for the immense support I received from my Patrons. I understand that not everyone is happy with my decision, but I feel like it would be unfair towards my Patrons if I were to share the extra content, even in a paid DLC. I hope you understand my reasoning. <3
I totally get it, and that makes a lot of sense...What tier of patron would have access to stuff like that, out of curiosity? Tax season is among us...
If you're interested in the unreleased in-game scenes, then the Yellow+ tiers are for you. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me! Oh, yes. Tax season hurts all the more when you have to pay your taxes twice 😭
I'm so in love with Reed! The little moments between him and the MC are so well done and intimate that the relationship feels so genuine. I can't wait for the next update!
Not gonna lie, there's something about Flavio I was into for the brief periods he was around, but I love Reed too.
This game is so special, I really can't say enough good things about it. I can't wait to see how it progresses- but definitely take your time and care of yourself PDRRook, (saw your health comments on this thread) I hope you're feeling better asap <3
I am glad to hear you enjoyed Perfumare and thank you so much for your nice words! <3
I need more!! I've reached a cliff hanger and I must have more!
I just finished the last route! The next update should be uploaded mid-to-late April! :D
Wow- just wow- the writing, the art style, the story, plot - everything is just wow! I've fallen completely and shamelessly in love with Reed (may or may not be listening to his playlist as I write this), and I cannot wait to see where his route leads! (Maybe a happy ending? Please?? My heart-)
Anyway, spectacular job, keep it up! Also look after yourself though, these are strange times indeed
Would love to see a discord for this to chat with other fans of the game! Incredible story!!
Might I just add that you made playlists.. whole playlists for this! Fantastic
Thank you! I do have a small Discord server running already, please contact me via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the invite!
(English isn't my first language) so normally, I don't comment reviews, because most of the time visual novels don't exactly stick with me, but this might be the best one I've played.
the art style is really really beautiful, and I think it reflects the tone of the story perfectly. I don't know how else to word it, but it's just perfect. along with that, the sound effects in the background adds a whole other level to it. It also does an amazing job at heightening to entire mood and brings it all together! :)
and the story itself and the dialogue are also great. in my opinion, it's well paced and the dialogue makes sense. I really honestly enjoy this game, one of my favourites, keep up the good work and I can't wait to see what you guys have planned next!
Ahhh thank you so much for the review. <3 I am glad you enjoyed my game and I hope the future updates/projects will also be to your liking!
i miss this game:((
I've struggled a bit with health these past months, but the next update shouldn't take long. I am working on the last route as we speak! :D
I have been delaying to play this game for some months and boy, do I regret not doing it sooner. The history is so amazing and all the 3 mains characters are so beautifuly well written that I wanted to cry while reading some dialogues because it made me feel really close and touched (yes, I'm emotional about Reed and Jewel, ok?). I just wanted to say that Perfumare is one of the best visual novels that I played on recent event, the background, images and ESPECIALLY the closure of the relationship between the player and the romance option. For anyone who is still pondering about playing, do it! You won't regret. I just can't... Thank you so much for putting so much effort and love in this beautiful game!
I watched about 10 minutes of someone streaming this game on Twitch and decided I had to play it. So far I've just done Reed and Laurent's routes, but they were so much fun and I can't wait for additional chapters.
Reed's route was very emotional, and the romance aspect, while cute, hit in an unexpected way. His confession seemed slightly...(possible mild spoiler?)
tinged with animosity? Not that it was a bad thing though; on the contrary, I thought it was interesting and not really something I've seen too much. Also, being a language nerd and an absolute sucker for flattery, I thoroughly enjoyed him peppering Italian terms of endearment in with his dialogue. And, uh, Reed's particular brand of teasing, goading flirtation was almost too much to bear...in the best way possible, of course.
As for Laurent's route, it didn't seem to heat up as much as Reed's (yet) but was still super enjoyable. His route had me on the edge of my seat more than once. There's twists and turns abound. And even though Laurent's route is slightly less intense on the romance so far, there were still a lot of cute moments, and I really enjoyed seeing his super composed mask fall a few times.
TLDR: If you're on the fence about this game and you enjoy the genre, it's fantastic, please play it. And slide the dev a few bucks if you can, they're doing great work.
I wrote this in my review already, but i dofeel the need to also comment.
That was unironically the best Visual Novel Ive ever played. I swear to god, its an exhilarating mix of believable, powerful emotions, thrilling suspicion and mistrust, mystery, detective and really beautiful, unique art.
I downloaded it by pure coincidence and it turned out to be such an unbelievable gem.. A big thank you to the producers, Im really touched by the work. Should u ever need help, Ill happily volunteer!
Also to everyone still undecided: PLAY IT. You will definately not regret it.
Ahh, you should’ve seen my face when I was reading your comment! 😊 Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed my little project and I hope the future updates will also be to your liking!
They surely will, you dont even need to doubt that. Im looking forward to them very much!
Dont push yourself too hard however, Im sure its a massive amount of work, but this is a marathon, and the option of burn out is more real than most expect.
Again, if you need any help in art, proofreading or translation, dont hesitate to reach out to me.
I wanted to play all routes before I commented, but I couldn’t hold it in. I’m absolutely blown away by this – especially since this is made by a one-person team. I’ve only played through Reed’s route so far, but I am so in love with him. Chapter 5’s particular scene will replay through my mind for a long time. His music playlist also fits him SO perfectly. It’s incredible. I’ve just been soaking in it and all these feelings.
I can’t wait to play the other routes – I already know it’s going to be so good considering Laurent caught my eye initially and Jewel is so beautiful. I also really love the use of scent in this – one of my favourite senses. Ugh yum.
You’re doing so amazingly. Major, major props to you. I can’t wait for the rest of it ❤️
Thank you! ❤️ I am glad to hear you enjoyed Reed’s route. Hopefully the other two will also be to your liking!
I have to echo the previous commentors on playing this game waaaay too late due to downloading multiple demos at that time and having other video games to play. It got kinda buried in my VN download folder and now I'm in the process of playing them all.
I don't think I've felt so close to a main character like ever. I'm smell/scent person. The idea of incorporating smell as a vehicle to tell a story or describe things, people, feelings is just so wonderful and it is executed perfectly. Add to it leaving out music which occupies another of our senses is almost done of purpose. It's like the reader has to completely focus on the scents that were described to imagine them by themselves, cutting out something as music that is often used to describe things, ideas or emotions.
This is not a bad thing, for it never bugged me and the atmospheric sound effect were more then enough. The team did a really good job at picking them. The writing is wonderful. Just like it should be. No unnecessary noise, scenes that go nowhere, no stupid exposition dump, characters that are given live with just a few lines.
All in all every piece that makes up a visual novel is being put together in an immaculate way. The art direction (art style, colors, visual cues to the reader), atmospheric sounds, writing and world-building fits so well together, giving this game a highly polished sheen. There's supernatural and then we have this lovely supernatural.
I don't think it would have been this good if it weren't for the dedication of the background artist. The backgrounds were really important in creating this world and the scenes. The dream shifter sequence background pictures were really cool.
I have to mention that Laurent is absolutely lovely! I don't think I remember when the last time was that I hang on every word of a LI this much. The way his smell is described is delicious and gorgeous.
Thank you for leaving this thorough review, and I am glad you found Perfumare to be to your liking!
I just gotta say, it absolutely makes my day when people think Perfumare is a game made by a whole team. 😀 If I could split the workload between several people, hell, two even, I imagine the chapters would be released at least a bit faster than they are now. 😅
I'll admit, this is my first time commenting on a game here, but I just had to show my appreciation for Perfumare. I've had this game on my list to play for awhile now and I'm so glad I finally found the time to play it! The artstyle originally caught my attention, but it's equally visually stunning and the writing is captivating. Every character so far has fascinating depth to them. I love Reed, Jewel, and Laurent so much! Also, having the ability to customize the MC and the option for gender-neutral pronouns made me smile so hard. I can't wait to see the rest of it! You're truly creating a fantastic visual novel, creator!
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and I am glad to know you enjoyed Perfumare!
I regret that for months I put this in my to play games list and I kept passing it by and instead playing other in-development visual novels. Well better late than never. I liked Reed and all his little pet names. Jewel grew on me from doing the other two routes but I have yet to do her route. She's beautiful and so are the others. Last but not least, the first route I did was Laurent. I wasn't sure about him, mainly meaning attraction. I even referred to him as Edward Cullen but Laurent really blew me away and is my favorite. I don't know what I'm going to do because I seriously have fallen for him and will wish to meet him in real life and make him mine! He's super cute. I don't want to spoil anything but the moment I fell for him was when I saw him blush. I'm not usually into it, at least I thought but Laurent was just too freaking cute! Well enough gushing. I can't wait for the game and other routes to come out. I will continue to support. The only thing I wished for was if only another chapter and moment with Laurent. I know it's a dire situation but it would've enhanced the relationship and experience for the viewer.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed Perfumare!
I know that adding more scenes would naturally make the experience more enjoyable, but since this Visual Novel is just a demo of the Interactive Fiction Perfumare:Avulsion, I had to cut the content short so that the pace of all routes was the same, otherwise one route would still be at a point A while the other at a point B of the main plot and I wanted to avoid that.
Thanks for playing!
First of all, how dare this game be so beautiful and amazing?
Secondly, who gave you the right to make such wondrous and complex characters in a well-thought out world that you, you fantastic creator, designed?
Third, I'm requesting permission to simp for the mains. Please. I beg you.
😳😊 Ah, stop, you’re making me blush! Seriously though, thank you.
Also, permission granted, please simp ahead. 😉
hello!! i just wanted to drop by and say that i ADORE this visual novel. seriously, it's one of my favorites! finding this was the epitome love at first sight. i can't even begin to describe how much the visuals, the writing, the characters, just EVERYTHING pulled me in and *sighs dramatically* there's no word to describe it other than perfection.
checked out the playlists for the characters, too. thanks for the new music!
also, reed stole my heart. not complaining. <3
p.s. when do you think the next update is going to be? at the edge of my seat here haha. :)
Hi! Thank you, I am glad to hear it! <3
Jewel’s route is now 100% finished, and once I am done with the last Patreon extras for this month, I’ll immediately start working on Laurent’s route. I’d like to say 2-3 months max, but my health doesn’t really allow me to set a date, sorry. Still, I am working on it! :D
This is my first time ever commenting here I've made an account just to express how much I'm in love with each character and their uniqueness and ur story in general.
First let me start by the art it's absolutely beautiful the background, the art scene everything on point the colors combination ,also the atmosphere of the game words can't describe how much of a fan I'm of it it makes me feel like I'm inside of the games,and ofc the writing wich is rare to find this kind of aesthetic with good plot and writing you're truly talented the choices the routes...
My favorite is Reed I'm in love with this man truly his design personlity I'm so excited to see how the next chapters gonna be and I'm so sad to know we're close to the end :( .
Anyway thank you so much for ur efforts and time and especially it's free I wish I can support you but your girls here a broke college student anyway take care and wear your mask 💜
Btw do you have any recommendations good visual Novels no cliché cool ones like yours
Your kind words are the best kind of support, honestly. It means a lot to me that you took the time to let me know how much you enjoyed Perfumare.
Don’t be sad! Once Perfumare is finished, I’ll be working on the extended story in another format (Interactive Fiction) and the sequel with a new MC. And after all that, I still have a couple of project to make!
Thank you, take care of yourself as well! ❤️
Im absolutely in love with this game!!! Unfortunately its not letting me save my game? A white screen with a whole bunch of code pops and says my saves arent valid? Im not to sure but from the sound effects to the characters oh my god!!!!! Even if i cant figure out the saves I still cant wait to see where this game is going!!
I was really excited about this game, downloaded the pc version and I always check the stuff I download on virustotal... It detected 3 engines in the file. Please check the stuff you upload here, most people are not even aware of this so please fix it. Thank you :)
Hi, this is actually a well-known issue, caused by the custom icon I made, a false positive detection, which is a common problem with indie games. Please read the [FAQ] for more information.
I always test my projects using several antivirus programs, as well as Virustotal, so I am aware of this. You might be interested in reading [this] post if you haven't heard about the issue before. For your own peace of mind, you can also contact your antivirus providers and/or support so they can check the files themselves (aka not mechanically) to make sure whether the detection is in fact a false positive or not.
I'm in love with this game. I can't wait to see where you take it next. Reed is definitely my favorite <3
I am absolutely obsessed with this game! The Laurent story line is *chef's kiss* and I can't wait to see where it goes and how it ends. Keep up the great work and I can't wait for the next chapter!
Love everything about this story , you're doing amazing ! Also I think i'm in love with Laurent :3 Can't wait for the next chapter ♥
I'm so excited for the next chapter. This game is so good :xx
thank you thank you really iowjgoiwrjgiwrrji i loved laurent so much aahhh this game is so good that it hurt .. i had so much fun i can't stop wantting moreee oiwejgfoiwejgi i love u:(
wow, i didn't expect it to be this intense i like it. A lot i played through all the routes, Reed's route is my favorite !!
How many chapters do you expect there to be in the end ?
The story has this feel of neo-noir, and I gonna admit that I simp over Jewel and Reed long way before MC's memory comes back in later chapter :'D
Just a curious question : regarding that this VN will be 6-7 chapters in full and rather fast-paced, will be there another chance to reconsider things or do I botch the romance if I didn't choose the options with the certain symbol or when I didn't call/pull them back to discuss the matter of hearts in this bleak world?
Jewel is always a good choice, Reed is more of a brat, I am afraid. 😂 I am glad you liked both of them though!
The latter. There’s more info about it [here] and [here] but generally, this VN is a teaser for the text-based version of Perfumare I’ll be working on later. So it only shows a few key scenes of the main plot, only one ending (well, two variants excluding the dead and neutral endings) and 3 romance branches with only a couple of choices and with a lot of missing content. The reason for it is that Perfumare (VN) was supposed to be only a demo, a simple story for me to learn how to code. I just didn’t expect it to become so well liked. But I digress. So, yes, like I said in the [devlog], the latest chapter locks your relationship with the characters; if you didn’t take your chances, there will be no other possibility to initiate the romance (in the VN, the IF version will include that option).
I hope that answers your questions, but if something’s not clear enough please don’t hesitate to ask for clarification!
"...this VN is a teaser for the text-based version of Perfumare I’ll be working on later..."
For a teaser, I'm beyond impressed and would likely have a heart attack when the full version of Perfumare is released. Also, my apology for missing the devlogs.
At side note and realization (PERHAPS SPOILER) : Dang, MC, those three have been pinning for you for months (one of them for years, I bet), and you have the guts to be oblivious of them *sigh*
finally got around to giving this a try, and i'm so glad i did ^-^
fantastically atmospheric, unique and stylish visuals, and great characters! i loved it so much i became a patron!
can't wait for the next chapter!
One of the most atmospheric and aesthetically-pleasing VNs I've come across thus far, aspects that are reflected in both the images, sound design and writing. I really appreciate the option to play a MC as non-binary as I am IRL. Very much looking forward to more, and in the meantime, the game's inspired me to stop procrastinating and get back to my own creative projects; an unexpected but highly gratifying bonus.
Thank you! Ah, it’s always so incredibly nice to hear that Perfumare inspires people to create! Good luck with your projects!
Hi ı really love this game its characters and story so good and the art different from other visual novel and its so beautiful I have a question I am playing reed route and I always make neutral or dead end I think I made something wrong but I can't find? Any walkthrough did you have or can you give me a little tips? (Sorry for my bad english)
What are the characters' ages? Is there a set age for the MC?
I have a question, Reed and MC went to the same school, correct? I think that there was even mention of both of them sitting at the same desk, so they would have to be the same age, but Reed is early 20s and MC doesn't have a set age and can be anywhere between 20 and 30, so I don't understand how does that work, wouldn't that be a plothole?
No it wouldn't. The Academy doesn't work like a normal school and children learning to master their afflictions have joined classes (some of them) regardless of their age. It all depends on how old they were when their gift has awakened and their tier. At any rate feel free to browse through my Tumblr (#lore tag is what I think you might be interested in) as I have already answered a lot of interesting questions here.
I'll admit, at first I was a bit skeptical about downloading this. But when I finally played it, the whole story, the art, the music all fell into place smoothly and allowed your characters to come to life. And the story itself was also very smooth and fluent because of it. Awesome job!
I am astonished at the quality of the writing and world-building of this VN. There are so many differences between the routes and yet they are all fantastic. The way perceptions and confessions of feelings are written is so heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time, each of those scenes stayed with me for a while. Many many thanks to the author/developer and anyone involved in making this VN and bringing us the eagerly awaited next chapter.
I wish I could play this but this game is extremely laggy on my pc :(
Hmm I checked the performance on three different laptops and it seems to be working fine for me. I googled the issue but without your PC's specs all I could find was some general advice that I am sure you already tried. But just in case:
Make sure your drivers are up to date and close all the other programs running in the background.
i'm loving this SO MUCH!! the art is utterly gorgeous and i love the clever sound design. and can i just say how much i adore Reed 😍😍, he's such a sweetheart! i'm incredibly excited for more, thank you so much for creating and sharing <3<3