I Love How It Smells After Rain

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jul 28, 2010

    It's fresh and soothing,

    the air feels like I'm somewhere deep within the mountains, and I close my eyes, I imagine just that... it's one of my favourite things...
    MeanOrNice13 MeanOrNice13
    13-15, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    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


     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

    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

    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

    Smell So Clean!

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

    However, sometimes there's the wormy smell.

    Other than that, I love the freshness. It's like the world is reborn.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    Its Magical

    fresh rain always reminds me of the ocean. witch i miss desperately
    LizzerBeast LizzerBeast
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2009
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