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I Love How It Smells After Rain

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    Rain In the Desert Is Not An Oxymoron

    I live in Arizona, and I especially love the way it smells after the rain in the desert. Wet creosote and sage gives the air a pungent, slightly bitter aroma. Everything is clean, and there's a feeling of starting fresh.
    foundpoetry foundpoetry 22-25, F May 1, 2008

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    It's Intoxicating

    everything is just so refreshed. nearly as good is running out and standing in a hard, driving rain unitl you're thoroughly soaked.
    bluros bluros 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Hmmmm

    hmmmm that fresh scent of how it smells when it just rained and it's not rained for a while.... one of the top ten scents you can ever experience...
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2008

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    Full of Good Things

    Rain is increasingly becoming a rare commodity where I live in Australia. Already Adelaide is the driest city on the world's driest continent besides Antarctica (where precipitation is vital but hardly an immediate need).  The annual rainfall here has been down for several...
    Groffy Groffy 66-70, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    Smell of Sanity

    After it rains to me Theire is a very lovely smell in the air. The smell just lets me know that everything will be alright. It always smells the same no matter where you are.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 14, 2008

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    Smell So Clean!

    It always smells, and looks, so clean after it rains!  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2007

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    Cool Rain On Hot Summer Stone....

    The odor fills my presence.... Finally, it has been so hot for so long... a late storm blows in. I thought it would blow through, but suddenly I smell the rain - finally at peace. The night has fallen early with the rolling clouds and I feel tears well to my eyes. Everything...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 28, 2010

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    Especially In Mexico

     The dirt there has a different smell than the dirt here and after it rains it smells heavenly. It sucks when it rains there because it leaves with with messy shoes and the probability of slipping, but even with that I hope that it rains just so I can enjoy the smell...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Nice and Fresh

    I love how it smells after it rains.  It smells so fresh and new.  I love it.  It reminds you of a spring day. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Rain Sniffer

    It smells sort of fresh and clean. I quite like it!! I'm not sure why, but I love going out after it rains to sniff the air around me.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Lovely

     It is such a sweet and calming scent. I just wish it didn't have to rain every time to smell it!
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Jun 18, 2008

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    Like God Gave the Earth a Bath

    I love the way everything looks freshly washed and moisturised, even the tree bark and nasty cement blocks.  I love how it smells before thunderstorms, too... pre-electric energy everywhere, like the ground is waiting for sex...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F Dec 10, 2007

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    New England

    I dont always like waking up in the morning when its a cloudy day and its raining (during fall and winter months) and I dont like getting ready when I know I have to go outside in the rain. But once i do get outside and Im under layers and layers of clothes and I can feel the...
    Mque Mque 18-21, F Dec 17, 2009

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    First Rain of the Season

    It just started raining here in Northern California.  It is the first rain we have had in months.  I have my front door open so I can hear the raindrops hit the ground.  I love the smell of the grass as the drops keep pelting down on it.  I find the rain so...
    luvmc11 luvmc11 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    One Of My Favorite Smells

    When I see a storm coming in, I love to sit outside and close my eyes and smell the scent of the rain. I love the feel of the sudden change of air and how calm it gets. Its a cool air that smells of rain..its soothing to me. I love to open windows to let the smell engulf my...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Mr. Clean

    I smells so clea, its like the rain washes away the earth's sin...or something
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F Aug 31, 2007

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    Its Magical

    fresh rain always reminds me of the ocean. witch i miss desperately
    LizzerBeast LizzerBeast 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    Most of the Time

    I do love the smell after it rains. So rich and full. But there are times like after the grass has been cut that I hate the smell. All I smell is the wet fresh grass and it is so overwhelming that it disgust me.
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Thanks for bringing back memories of yellow rubber raincoats..where have they gone ..now kids don't seem to wear raincoats.i loved the helmet style rain hats..when you put one of...
    Etarmasol Etarmasol 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I love listening to the rain . Especially on a tin roof ;)?Lightening can be so beautiful . However , I cannot stand driving in the rain. A big storm is even worse, it scares the...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    "Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine has never danced in the rain." Unknown Some of my best times have been in the rain...a kiss, a dance...a slosh through puddles...being...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I love to be outside before a storm. I love the rain and the smell of rain before it rains. I love the wind blowing on my face. It feels so good outside right now! I am going to...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Apr 9

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    It rained the entire night and the temperature was warm enough to sleep with the windows open but cool enough to where I still wanted to be wrapped up in a blanket. Nothing better...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M Mar 27

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    It's just lovely. I love the warm rain. I love feeling it, hearing it, watching it. I don't care for it when it's cold, but a warm rain is beautiful.
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I want to kiss you, with the rain pouring down, hair clinging to our faces, clothes clinging to our bodies, and us clinging to each other....Just you, me..and the rain...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Standing at the glass door, watching the rain drip. Low thunder off in the distance, moved on to thrill someone else now. Drip...drip. Watching the little diamonds of it slide down...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    As the raindrops hit the streets....dancing with them slowly, we began to mambo! We began to rumba, to paso doble, to waltz, to tango, to cha cha! Ohhhh the laughter, the fun of it...
    Tr3asur3dLuv Tr3asur3dLuv 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Standing outdoors in the rain. Gently falling on my face and shoulders. Like kisses from mother nature. I'm the most loved. And I appreciate the simplicity and the connection with...
    darlaseekspeace darlaseekspeace 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I just love love love lots of rain and thunderstorms...It is romantic too.
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    The sound of rain as it putter patters on the roof of your house as you drift of to sleep its amazing <3 And then thunder and lighting is so cool especially when it's loud and...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Apr 5

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    I would dance in the rain if I could..... But then I would be cold and mad that my hair proofed up
    idrkonelol idrkonelol 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Rain makes all my feelings go away for a little while.
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F Apr 11

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    may have a morning off and get to enjoy the rain
    jasonoker jasonoker 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Because I was born when was raining
    sunzoshi99 sunzoshi99 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ahhhh the smell of rain before a storm, the low rumble of thunder.....magnificent!! Sitting on my porch taking it all in, breathing in the aroma and feeling the cool wind on my...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I love the quiet before the storm. I love the sound and smell of the rain.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Storms are popping up all around me. Just put my area in a tornado watch until 10:00 pm and one storm has already gone tornadic. Going to be a good afternoon and evening to go...
    Hotmix3325 Hotmix3325 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i think is very romantic more at night when i am in the car with only the lights from the street and the rain in my window is jist really beautiful
    AndySiixx AndySiixx 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Anyone else laying in bed wishing they had someone to cuddle with listening to the rain?
    xAquariusx xAquariusx 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There was a sandstorm a week ago in my region, I went out and it was CRAZY.. I just love that climate if you know what I mean.., when the streets are empty and the ground is bare...
    FazyH FazyH 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I love them so much :):):):)
    sunzoshi99 sunzoshi99 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'd love to just have a week of Thunderstorms. Cuddle up inside and catch up on GoT. :)
    EPHeidi EPHeidi 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    i met someone a guy when i was just 19yrs old, he was my first love and my first in everything. i've loved him and still too dearly.... the kind of love when you put the other one...
    emma3105 emma3105 26-30, F 2 Responses