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Major tamperings with the original formula
"Fenjala" was one of the very first fragrances I ever owned as a teenager, because my grandmother used to give me beautiful gift-packs containing Fenjala soap, bath-oil and Eau de Cologne for birthdays and X-Mas. The scent of Fenjala wasn't too sweet, but gently cosmetic and beautifully composed with classical chypre-elements, jasmine, bergamot, rose, patchouli. It has an aura of elegant and timeless soapiness mixed with a certain woody-aromatic touch. I'm a bit sad to report that "Fenjala" has undergone some major tamperings and is now marketed as "Miss Fenjal". The original formula can still be felt in the background, but the depth and richness of the scent are gone. What you get today is no longer the small inexpensive masterpiece of 1960's-Swiss perfumery, but an average drugstore scent. At least it's no fruity-floral.