Hello Ried, that is a lovely story. I think you may find some original bottles of Joy in various places online, but you may have to try a few to make sure the quality was still there. I have a few myself and without really knowing the original, it is hard to say what notes could be lost. Has she smelled the reformulation yet? Depending where you live, we may be able to suggest a surprise sampler pack of things that may equally delight her, or somewhere to go to test the newer version to see if it will be right or not.