Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Perfume Guide

To become a Master Blender and gain Aerith's affection, players must Blend a Perfect Perfume in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Blending Perfume in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Perfume Blending, a side minigame in chapter 4 of Crisis Core, offers benefits when done correctly but can backfire if messed up. You must learn about the process before attempting it.

To blend the perfect Perfume, players must visit a shop, exchanging Gils for an exact amount of Rose Oil. Incorrect oil drops can ruin the Perfume, so spend Gils wisely.

Skipping the minigame is discouraged as it holds a missable trophy. Once you leave Midgar for Nibelheim in Chapter 9, you can’t return for the challenge or trophy.

Key Takeaways

  • Players can partake in a Minigame in Chapter 4 of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.
  • The Minigame is accessed by visiting the Sector Five Slum in the Market Area and going to a shop named “Shopping Paradise.”
  • The Shop Attendant gives players an offer where they can blend a perfect Perfume.
  • Players must carefully count the Rose Oil drops added to blend an Optimal Perfume.
  • The perfume comes with two rewards: an increase in Aerith’s Affections and a Bronze Trophy. These rewards are missable.
  • The minigame is not permanent and only lasts till the player leaves for Nibelheim.

How To Unlock Perfume Blending Minigame

Sector 5 Slums Market Area on Map
Sector 5 Slums Market Area on Map

The Perfume Blending Minigame unlocks in Chapter 4 after recovering your stolen wallet in Sector Five Slums. You can buy medicine for the kid to increase Aerith’s affection for Zack. To find the ‘Shopping Paradise’ shop, head to the small area where you retrieved the wallet. Look for a stall with a prominent sign displaying the shop’s name. The shop attendant offers a perfume for 300 Gils, describing it as a gift for a ‘special someone.’

Shop Attendant at Shopping Paradise
Shop Attendant at Shopping Paradise

She offers another option: blend a less expensive fragrance with the right amount of Rose Oil to create a perfume as exquisite as the 300 Gils Perfume. Select “I’ll give it a try” to accept her offer and start the Perfume Blending minigame.

Unlocking The Perfume Blending Minigame
Unlocking The Perfume Blending Minigame

The Minigame remains available for a limited time and becomes unavailable once you leave for Nibelheim with Aerith from Midgar. Play the Perfume Blending Minigame while you’re in Midgar!

How To Blend Perfect Perfume

Now, the Shop Attendant will instruct you on how many oil Drops are needed for an Optimal Perfume in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. The quantity can differ for each player, but it usually requires in-between 20-30 drops.

Oil Drops Amount Required
Oil Drops Amount Required

Before the game starts, an instruction menu of “Perfume Blending” will appear. You might not understand what it means, so make sure to follow my guide below correctly.

When the minigame starts, players need to read the captions provided and count the added oil drops in the fragrance. Once the amount of the optimal drop, the Attendant tells you is reached, press X to stop

The captions coming up are in three forms. Each form has a different Drop number to it. Therefore, count accordingly to avoid messing up. Following are the three forms of Oil Drops with different numbers:

  • Drip: One Drop
  • DripDrip: Two Drops
  • Splash!: Ten Drops

Follow the screen cues to count the drops and press X to stop counting once you reach the required number of drops. It’s a simple process based on the displayed text cues.

Count The Drops With These Captions
Count The Drops With These Captions

After successfully completing the task, the shop Attendant will admire your blending skills and tell you the total cost that needs to be paid. The money will automatically be collected from your pocket. Make sure to have 1000+ Gils for this challenge because the “cheaper” fragrance is pretty pricey and generally costs more than 500 Gils. 

Rewards And Trophy Achievements 

When the task is completed, Zack will gift Aerith the blended Perfume. The player gets two rewards from completing the minigame and gifting Zack’s potential lover. These rewards are:

Boost In Aerith’s Feelings

After the minigame is completed and Zack has created an exquisite fragrance, he will gift it to Aerith. Aerith’s feelings for Zack will boost unless you create a terrible Perfume. That will only result in a decrease in Aerith’s feelings.

Following are the Affection points you can get from Gifting the perfume in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion:

  • Perfect/Optimal Blend: +5 Boost in Aerith’s Feelings.
  • +1/2 or -1/2 Drops Of Optimal Amount: +3 Boost in Aerith’s Feelings.
  • +3/4 or -3/4 Drops Of Optimal Amount: +1 Boost in Aerith’s Feelings.
  • +5 or -5 Drops Of Optimal Amount: -1 Decrease in Aerith’s Feelings.

Aim for the Perfect/Optimal Blend of Perfume for maximum increase in Aerith’s feelings. If you mess up the perfume by a massive difference of +5 or -5 drops, the gift will backfire and lower Aerith’s Affection for Zack.

To avoid Gifting a bad Perfume to Aerith, I suggest you correctly count the Oil Drops with no mistakes.  

Bronze Trophy

Bronze Trophy Achieved
Bronze Trophy Achieved

Players can unlock and obtain a missable Bronze Trophy called “Master Blender.” The description of the Master Blender Trophy is “Blended a Perfume with the perfect amount of Oil.”

The trophy is achievable only if you blend the Perfume perfectly with no faults. Gift it to Aerith, and the Trophy is obtained! You can see a pop-up in the top left corner when the trophy achievement is made. 

Remember that the trophy can not be collected if you miss it during its availability period. Instead of ignoring the minigame, go to the Shopping Paradise with Aerith and get her that Elegant fragrance perfume while you can. 

Final Remarks

Blending Perfume in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion might be a one-time thing, but you won’t only get Aerith’s Affection in return but also a Missable Bronze Trophy. Running across the Minigame first can be confusing due to a lack of instructions.

So, I have covered all about Blending and how to unlock it to help you become a Master Blender. What are you waiting for? Go on can beat the minigame! 

Check out: Unlocking The Crisis Core Genji Set 

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