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I Love How It Smells After Rain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm laying in a comfortable bed in my hotel room in Orlando, FL. The sound of the rain hitting my window & thunder is very relaxing. What sucks is that this storm caused me to cut...
    BluRain04 BluRain04 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sitting in my room, looking out the window and listening to music. Now this picture here is my definition of perfect weather. Rain, a lot of wind, dark clouds, and it seems like a...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    What is it about kissing in the rain? It's just so romantic, walking hand in hand with someone, walking along it was sunny and bright all of a sudden, clouds move in, skies become...
    JadesFire89 JadesFire89 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Roommate's dog but I think he loves me more anyways :D
    MummifiedCatLady MummifiedCatLady 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    There has been a storm raging here for about an hour now. Rain pounding against the roof, windows and the side of the house. The thunder is continuous. I'm glad that I am on...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I danced in the rain two months ago. It was so hot that I was shirtless.
    manboobsPlaying manboobsPlaying 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    They say it's a river, that circles the earth A beam of light shining to the edge of the universe It conquers all, it changes everything They say it's a blessing, they say it's a...
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Love this........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7FP4FEDWrA
    Mark621 Mark621 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    If it was warm rain :-) .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it's about to storm here!! I love it!
    traci111 traci111 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    its raining and lightning. I am sitting watching, craning my neck to make sure I don't miss even a single for of light that streaks across. I could do this for hours. if only my...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    How absolutely wonderful!!!!! Sitting outside, enjoying the sounds of the thunder and the lightning as it lights up the beautiful sky. The feeling of the rain cooling down our 100...
    09TiskTisk 09TiskTisk 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    It is the most relaxing, calming comforting thing to me in the whole world. Yesterday it was cloudy so day and not a drop at all. Finally when it was getting late it poured. The...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 20

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    A bit of thunder and lightning tonight...I hope it increases when I decide to go to bed. Nothing is more soothing to me.
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    We're suppose to get thunderstorms all day tomorrow where i live and I can't wait. There is nothing more I love than a thunderstorm. The way the sky darkens and the rumble of...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I just luv getting wet in the rains and dancing and splashing around in d water until I am fully tired. and, living in a country like india , monsoons fulfil my dreams of dancing...
    umangch umangch 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Woke up this morning ready to start the day, but rain is falling and it sounds so sleepy. The pillow looks so inviting, maybe five more minutes...
    Softandsweet2 Softandsweet2 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I love the sound of rain and thunder. I walk outside and stand right in the middle of it. With the thunder around. The flashes of light above me. I feel energy from the sky. I life...
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    Yes I love it!! It's so seductive and romantic. I love listening to it.
    lifeofcolors lifeofcolors 46-50, F Aug 18

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    When a man smells SO damn good that you can't help but suddenly wrap your arms around him tightly and don't let go. That is the best.
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    They get so happy! Lol as soon as I walk in the door they bark at me and try and cuddle! :) love my doggies!!
    BeardedMan69 BeardedMan69 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    It was a hard decision to ask my husband for a divorce after living with him for 14 years. I remember one day, I stopped crying in front of him and it never happened again. Every...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I get home and this complete and utter idiot is the first thing that greets me, it's brilliant. He gets so happy and starts chasing his tail and stuff, before presenting me with...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    as a little girl, eight maybe, there was lighting and thunder coming down like rain one morning. The noise woke me from my sleep and I remember my mother shouting, "SHUT UP"! It...
    Ariegaw Ariegaw 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Little drops of Rain, Whisper on the pane. That's truly worth listening.......
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16