I have a bottle of the new Ma Griffe which I'm told is nothing much like the original. I like it and will happily wear it a SotD, but when I did so recently I remarked on its distinct lack of raciness. You would not believe from the bottle I have that it was once considered rather risqué. The new version is nice and clean and polite to my nose, and I like it as a change to the serious stuff when I feel in need of a lighter touch.
I regret to say that if I ever smelled the original I am unaware of it. I would love to smell it.
I hope your friend enjoys it.