In Aqua Mirabilis, you take the role of a perfumer whose goal is to produce novel and exquisite perfumes to please the King and his Court.
It all starts with flowers: orange, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, narcissus, and the rose. Through a variety of production methods, you transform flowers into the corresponding scents and use them to complete a perfume recipe.
Not only will perfumers have to master the art of processing flowers and mixing fragrant essential oils, fixatives, and solvents, but they also have to continuously develop their knowledge and learn new techniques by studying and traveling. In the game, this is represented by acquiring apprenticeship and city tiles that provide unique benefits to their owners.
Furthermore, players have to nurture their social position among nobles and try to influence the King and his Court thanks to the intercession of powerful Ladies properly courted and seduced. It is easy to be carried away by the froth and folly of the nobility and perfumery at the Court of Versailles. When perfumes are presented to the King and the Court, they score prestige points based on how fashionable and original they are.
In the end, the player who has gained the most prestige points wins.
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