I bought a mini of Halston to compare to my bottle of Halston Couture, trying to figure out what is different about the two.

Halston (after the pungent opening) smells like dirt. I think it's the patchouli.

Halston Couture also has that earthy smell. Probably also patchouli. But it also has something sharp-smelling. Is that rose? What is that sharpness that Halston doesn't have?