I Love the Smell of Rain

Try to describe the smell of rain in your story. 3,669 People

    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    A Lot Of People Don't Really Realize...

    This rain smell so many people seem to love is actually the smell of wet dirt. Rain is water. It smells like water. I admit that I love the smell of wet dirt. It is very relaxing.  Actinomycetes, acid, and volatile oils I love it. It stormed here last night. (rain is very...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

    Especially in the morning on the way to work

    but then the sun comes out after a night fall of rain
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    Smell Of Rain

    I like the cool breeze before the rain starts. Now its raining :)
    beingpositive beingpositive
    22-25, M
    Sep 28, 2013

    Rain

    Rain fell last night...quiet, gentle rain, that tapped against my window pane, and called me back from troubled sleep, to soothe a heart too numb to weep. My loneliness was too deep and real, and like a wound that would not heal, it throbbed within me, and I knew my arms...
    butterflygirl7777 butterflygirl7777
    22-25, F
    Oct 25, 2012

    It feels so peaceful

    and the smell is refreshing...like everything has a second chance to live again. I love it and I know the rain loves me(:
    Chilloutt Chilloutt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    I love the smell and the sound

    as it hits the roof.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2014

    When All The Rain Was Gone...

    It's winter time here, and something quite unusual happened. It rained for a week, everyday, which never actually happens in winter times...but it did... What I loved about this past week was the end of the rain...I love night time, my favorite time. The moon and stars just...
    J2daM J2daM
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 9, 2010

    After a long, hot summer,

    the rain expected this weekend will be a welcome sight and scent. I like to go out on the deck and breathe in as the trees, the earth, the grass, and the garden all get wet and give off that wonderful scent of things coming to life again.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 28, 2014

    I honestly wish it could rain

    and thunder through almost everyday
    PancakePileUp PancakePileUp
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    Rain smells awesome. It's crazy

    because someone mentioned it has to do with the purity in the air.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor
    22-25, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    I Love the Smell of Rain

    I am a person who loves,the earth.I lived on a farm growing up.rain was allways a blessing.When the dry dusty days would hang around I would pray for rain and while the rain was bathing allthe plants,mom would let us get a bar a soap and bath as the rain showered over us. My...
    trails trails
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Feb 14, 2009

    Technically it is not the rain you smell,

    but it is the minute particles of dust and dirt being thrown into the air as the elliptically shaped briolettes crash to the ground. I love it it is a very sybaritical smell, but even more so it is a very very powerful, evocative thing, It's a very retrospective smell.
    iwantacar98 iwantacar98
    18-21, M
    Sep 16, 2014

    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 stay outside until it starts to drizzle with rain!!!!
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    13-15, F
    Apr 9, 2015

    On a summer day. It is simply

    so refreshing and calming. I wish it rained for a few more days. Rain just brings peace and tranquility into my mind. I really can get lost in the rain drops on my window.
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Sniff, Sniff, Hooray!

    The smell of rain reminds my of being a very small child and sitting out on the porch with my grandfather in IL counting the seconds between lightening and thunder... that is one of the very few happy memories I have as a child.
    EffectsHer EffectsHer
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2010

    Fresh, New And Clean

    OMG! there is nothing more wonderful then smelling that moment after a spring rain!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    May 10, 2013

    The smell of rain is amazing.

    It puts me in a good mood sometimes. :)
    girlinwhite227 girlinwhite227
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    Uhh sorry to burst your bubble but That isn't

    the smell of rain The main cause for this lovely fresh scent Is the blend of oils secreted by some plants during arid periods. When a rainstorm comes, compounds from the oils -which accumulate overtime in dry rocks and soil- are released into the air. So yeah the rain is more...
    redpirate redpirate
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    Mmmm :)

    Brings a smile to my face after every shower. I take deep breaths of it in and enjoy the renewal so to speak. It refreshes the ground and sometimes I believe it can refresh our souls. So for me I'm all about rainy days except when I'm driving ;)
    DeviousSerendipity DeviousSerendipity
    31-35, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    Happy Childhood Memories

    It takes me back to those warm summer storms, they'd pass through quick, soaking the ground and then the sun would shine, leaving that wonderful wet smell on the ground and cement. The faded rainbow in the sky with the backdrop of dark clouds.
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677
    36-40
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012

    Ohh I just love the smell of rain

    and the faint sounds of the birds enjoying the fresh touch of nature .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    New Beginnings

    I love the smell of rain. It's like nothing else. Even the sounds of rain are soothing. It's hard to but into words but the smell of rain just makes me relax. Almost to say just take a breath and watch it rain and watch it wash away all the dust and dirt. Kind of like a new...
    highbeams highbeams
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2010

    An Almost Primal Example.

    One of my favorite scents is the smell of a loved ones bedroom after it rains.With the windows open the damp air is allowed in and is able to enhance a persons scent in and around the room, making it hang in the air. If you love that persons scent, its like an olfactory treat. in...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa
    70+, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2012

    Right Now...

    Right now it's raining. I have all of my windows open and the smell is divine. The sound of the rain pattering against the windows is delicious. I'll have a good night's sleep with the windows open and the rain coming down.
    neonshades neonshades
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Mar 21, 2010

    Not The Same

    The rain in Colorado is nothing like the rain in Nebraska I miss the big drops lasting for hours even days here it's last only five minuets so sad :(
    AnessaBoca AnessaBoca
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2013

    Late Evening Or Early Morning

    I'm not quite sure which is my favorite.....going to sleep with the window open and the smell of rain coming in, or waking up to the smell of rain early in the morning. Either way is fine with me, as long as I have someone beside me to enjoy it with me.....then I imagine the...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2011
    dontquoteme2014 dontquoteme2014
    22-25, F
    Jun 3, 2014

    A strange fondness I have in addition to

    petrichor, is the scent of a gray cat with damp fur, just after it rains, anyone else have an odd quirk like that?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 27, 2015

    Sometimes

    I love the smell of the rain. But only sometimes. Not when my asthma is acting up. If my asthma is acting up. I feel like someone is covering up my mouth to keep me from breathing when it raining and I hate it. But when my asthma isn't acting up I love it. :D It's great and...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    The Rain Has Stopped.

    It's been raining for days straight. At first I thought it was putting me into a depression. But this evening it just stopped, and I was still the same sad person. To be honest, I miss it. It put me to sleep at night, and now I'm here with the silence.
    heathermayday heathermayday
    18-21, F
    Jul 9, 2013

    First Rain ... smell of wet soil is beutiful

    smell in the world i think it only come in the first rain...
    swapy24 swapy24
    26-30, M
    Jul 27, 2014

    Techniqully I love the smell of the bacterial

    spores released during a storm
    Fallenuprising Fallenuprising
    16-17, F
    Feb 17, 2014

    I Love This Feeling

    When it rains I love to sit in my front yard feeling the touch of the falling water it makes me happy a kinda unusually weird feeling it just feels amazing and the smell is great the morning after the smell of the wet wood and our rose bush glimmering in the morning sun while...
    Ifuckinhatemyself Ifuckinhatemyself
    18-21, M
    Aug 25, 2013

    Smell...

    I wish I had the sense of smell so I could enjoy the smell of rain. :)
    MissMotie MissMotie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 16, 2013

    Tomorrow it's supposed to rain.

    A warm, murky first day of February rain. I want to stay home and open the windows--so I can enjoy the smell of earth after the rain. Unfortunately, it's a Monday and I have to spend the day in a stuffy place with people who could care less. Sad.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31
    smraccoon27 smraccoon27
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    The smell of wet wet soil ;

    so musty but so refreshing at the same time........
    weirdnerdgirl weirdnerdgirl
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    Summer Rain...

    In the place I used to live, every summer a storm would happen, with strong winds and lots of rain and thunders. I remember one summer when out of the blue the rain started. I was with some friends at te building of a camp. We went inside and watched the rain fall and the land...
    aloneforlong aloneforlong
    22-25, F
    May 10, 2010

    Love the smell of rain.

    ....reminds me of my first love .... first kiss.... first everything.❤️
    vivir2u vivir2u
    36-40, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    Good Times

    My daughter and me love sitting out on the porch and watching the rain fall...one of the best times I can remember....
    Natalie511 Natalie511
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011

    Like when you walk out the house

    and it smells fresh. Or your in the city and it smells only like the place your in.
    nonameabt nonameabt
    16-17, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    Sweet Scent

    Even when it doesn't rain right where I am standing outside... I can still smell the rain as it pours down miles away from my home. I can see the dark clouds around my home town and see the darkness fall towards the ground there. I am usually hoping the clouds will work their way...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 25, 2011

    But It's After The Rain...

    ...that the air smells so fresh, so clean...  I grew up in the country, and the scent of damp soil, the clean fresh scent of the forest on the breeze...  takes me back to that time, and that place.
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2010
    Mohanjack Mohanjack
    18-21, M
    Nov 10, 2015
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