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I Love How It Smells After Rain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can smell the rain

    before it comes.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response May 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Some fun things to do in the rain...Take a nap or sleep all night while the rain pours down outside.As a kid I loved playing in the rain, ...and still do, guess I'm still a kid at...
    musiclover74 musiclover74 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I love the sound of rain unless it's on a tin roof. Then I hate it.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 19

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    i once was walking in the rain. a girl wanted talk to me under an unbrella. i prefered talking to her while being in the rain. short story short. she got so awkward with it, that...
    limitles limitles 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    I'm listening to the rain smash my window as I try to get to sleep but I'm having trouble to do so as I recently received information from a dear friend that has put me deep in...
    SgtDeZz SgtDeZz 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I love a good thunderstorm with the lightning and rain . Although it scares my wife and kids when the thunder hits . They run and cover up on the couch with a blanket there so...
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Especially when I'm having difficulty sleeping and it's not raining outside I just play some rain and piano pieces and it just soothes me to sleep. I love it.
    gm126 gm126 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Waking up on a Monday morning to cloudy skies and pouring down rain. There is just something about a rain soaked Monday that makes me want to live my life as a shut-in.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love the dulcet sound of the rain on the roof and the smell of the freshly cleaned air. It as if the whole world is being washed anew.
    Streak507 Streak507 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    #dancing to the rhythm of the rain <3
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F Jan 31

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    Sometimes I like to turn off the TV and open some windows to listen to the light fall of the rain. The birds chirping, fog rolling in over the green hills; nothing could be more...
    katalina22 katalina22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    It's raining outside right now, I can hear it's gentle pitter patter on the window, so soothing I could almost fall asleep.
    mrcheeky mrcheeky 31-35, M a week ago

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    Nothing is more cosier than feeling snug in yr sleeping bag in a tent when its raining hard, until you need the loo Ha ha ( @@)
    Trooper2322 Trooper2322 56-60, M a week ago

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    I just finished setting up a hi-fi speaker system in my bedroom so that I can hear sound of rain and thunder while I fall asleep. Not that bluetooth or sound dock crap. I used to...
    infjlife infjlife 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yay it's pouring rain outside
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Apart from the natural goodness storms do for the planet, as part of a process we don't always understand, I love these reminders that mankind is not everything. They are timely...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    There is this saying - In order to defeat your enemy , you must know your enemy. This necessarily does not have to mean a direct war term alone , but in short - in order for us to...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There is a hilarious bit near the end. She audio-tapes a list of her (make believe lovers) to make Gary Cooper jealous. He plays the uncompleted list of 19 and walks away laughing...
    quantumike quantumike 51-55, M Jan 29

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    Maci's happiness upon my return is in direct proportion to how long I have been gone. Gone to the store; 1 hour = happy. gone to bingo; 8 hours glad she is a corgi and not Irish...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Finally watched the final episode(s) of How I Met Your Mother and I'm crying, lol. One of my absolute favorite shows.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I have 5 Doberman pinscher brothers from the same litter who turn into giant kittens when I get home. ..especially this guy I'm using as my avatar. Mostly because I usually bring...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I love that I can relate to song and they'd help me get through it. <3
    TurningTrixta TurningTrixta 16-17, M Feb 11

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    When I'm feeling down or having a bad day I love that putting on a good song and getting lost in the music can help change my mood so much!
    ladybug321 ladybug321 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I love the changes from the size to the big long blue veins.Even the stretch marks I love a woman's preggo looking chest.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Feb 16

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    That is what true freedom feels like.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F Jan 27

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    It's just amazing and i can't even
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 18

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    It's like the most soothing sound... I can always fall asleep to it.
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    people think I'm happy.... if only they saw behind the scenes
    Mysterygirl2129 Mysterygirl2129 13-15, F Jan 29

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    when I come home Jd always does his happy dance. today he got so worked up he started coughing. I told him don't worry, you've fulfilled your obligation then he stopped, looked at...
    marisa210 marisa210 26-30, F Jan 29

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    except usually she's just happy I can set her free.....she likes to go in my room and shut the door on herself then can't get out....I wonder about her sanity sometimes....
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29