Genshin Impact: Emilie revealed for version 4.8

A Dendro character from Fontaine joins the fray

HoYoverse revealed Emilie as an upcoming Genshin Impact character ahead of the game’s 4.7 update. Hailing from Fontaine, she is confirmed to wield a Dendro Vision. Mentioned in dialog at some points in previous quests, Emilie is a renowned perfumer in the Nation of Hydro. Her rarity, weapon class, and voice actress have not yet been officially revealed.

“How incredible. I can perceive emotions through water, which humans cannot, yet they are capable of using it to regulate their mood... And they accomplish this with a fragrance in liquid form? I see. I believe I have a better understanding of this concept now,” says Neuvillette about her work in one piece of lore delivered with her official reveal.

“When it comes to fragrances, sensitivity varies from person to person, but their preferences tend to be similar. Few in the world are amenable to every kind of odor. Fresh, floral, fruity... Such are the scents of Emilie's perfumes, meticulously crafted, exquisitely presented, dazzlingly displayed on the shelves of Fontaine's Quartier Lyonnais. Dated, decayed, decrepit... Such are the traces erased by her touch, everything made as good as new. If you've never before heard of a ‘forensic cleaner,’ you might at first struggle to imagine what such a profession entails. But if you're lucky enough to become acquainted with Emilie, feel free to ask her a question or two. She is both an excellent listener and an exemplary respondent, so you'll no doubt receive a satisfactory answer.”

This second description appears to hint at Emilie having a little side-gig, using her expertise as a perfumer to cleanse crime scenes after an investigation.

Emilie will be the first Dendro character from Fontaine and comes to the game with update 4.8, which is expected to feature this year’s summer event and the prelude to the Natlan expansion. Version 4.8 should arrive in July 2024, as Clorinde, Sethos, and Sigewinne alongside a second endgame mode and new story content are up first.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: