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I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain

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    Wow... So Fresh!

    I think they should make a scent for this, for household cleaners! I love to step outside, after it rains. I love the smell of it. Even though I live in a concrete jungle (the city), it still smells nice, after the rain. And the air smells so crisp and clean too. :-) It would be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    Especially In the Summer

    I grew up in Montana, and in the summertime, when that thunder started rolling and the first drops of rain would fall, I would go and sit outside and just breathe in that wonderful smell. 
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    After The Rain

    Don’t you just love the smell after the rain? So fresh and clean, All’s renewed, The leaves, Trees and plants, The ground, Everything, Refreshed, As if it had just been born.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    Its rained all night yesterday

    and I walked into a wet garden this morning....mmmm....The flowers and leaves look fresh and greener than usual...and there is a peculiar scent in the air....like that of oak, birch, wet freshness and lilies and its divine!I just cant believe it....its like I'm standing in...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    We have cedar bark chips in the backyard.

    I love the smell it gives after it rains. Like a freshly cut cedar tree.
    ValerieFrizzle ValerieFrizzle 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Wonderful

    it smells really clean and fresh, like the earth just took a shower and washed away all the polution and trash and toxic-ozone-layer-depleting-stuff. it smells like the earth's been reborn and anything's possible. i wish i could just bottle that smell and carry it with me...
    9lilpup 9lilpup 16-17, F Apr 6, 2008

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    "I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain"

    The way asphalt smells on a hot day after a thunderstorm. The smell of wet leaves on the ground when I go hiking in the foothills. I love the way clouds look after a storm has passed. I laugh at my cat after he begs to be let out, only to find everything is wet, and he walks on...
    amykinzes amykinzes 41-45, F Oct 31, 2007

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    Life

    There's no other way of describing it, but the Earth smells like life every time the rain stops. Gosh, I love that smell.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Mar 19, 2012

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    ♥ ♥ ♥ Little Dear ♥ ♥ ♥

    A Story A scene. By Isabellaaa GhilaAntonia, was in great distress:♥ ♥ ♥ Dear ♥ ♥ ♥ The smell of blood was on my hands...Become dry and changed a bit the tone of its smell later.So I washed my hands in the water stream of the mountain...I was trying to calm down...
    Isabellaaa Isabellaaa 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Im smiling all day today

    and so glad fall is coming, windows are cracked crickets are doing there thing, I love this time of year, and finally im going to get to enjoy it! Moving forward!
    Smiletoday33 Smiletoday33 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Petrichor

    Even the name sounds right. Of course, Petrichor was originally used to describe how the Australian bush smells after rain. That smell of Eucalyptus, wet earth and clay just makes it feel as if the earth is opening up and drinking in the rain happily. I love a burning hot day...
    UniquebutnotAlone UniquebutnotAlone 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Like the Fresh Clean Smell

    One of the things I miss most about my time spent in Florida.  It rains a lot and smells so fresh after. Here when it rains it takes a lot before it smells that clean and fresh.  Too much smog and dust.
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 25, 2008

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    New Earth Smell

    It is fresh and good for the soul, and body.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Feb 26, 2010

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    The First Rain.

    Where I live is remote when it comes to rain and we don't see much of it at times. I have had friends think me mad for running outside and dancing in the rain when it first comes, but the best part is the smell. It's like a giant air freshner and at the different times it comes...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    Wow

    its a great smell so fresh it makes me happy...
    roastlamb roastlamb 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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    It Reminds Me Of Better Days :)

    My grandma and grandpa used to own a rach in montana.As a kid i loved to go there and play.I felt free and happy.After it rained on the ranch it smelled like dirt and just like the smell before a thunder and lightening storm.everytime i smell that(which isnt often) i feel happy...
    smowzow smowzow 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Sep 26

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    Smell It , Name It

    There actually is a name for that heavenly aroma : Geosmin. Go look at Wikipedia. Fascinating.
    Zubatwa Zubatwa 51-55, M Aug 9, 2010

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    The Smell Of Coming Home :-)

    I'm stationed in Hawaii in the military and my unit just returned from a year in Iraq. We landed at 3AM in a typical Hawaiian early morning rain squall and drove up to the base to turn in our weapons and collect our bags. The building that we did the weapons turn in at is right...
    FreeThinkerJames FreeThinkerJames 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    Smell

    After a good snowstorm is good too because the air has a crisp bite to it.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 20, 2011

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    Its such an engaging smell.

    Its amazing what the earth can produce out of rain. Love the smell ❤
    lovebugy18 lovebugy18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    The Smells Of Rain Are Numerous

    Have you ever noticed how different the smells of rain are? The pre-rain smell appears to be universal, it is the same no matter where you maybe. However, the smell of rain is different as it ends. With open car windows the smell of rapid evaporation of the rain on a hot summer...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Aug 20, 2010

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    Its Refreshing

     and so clean smelling ...  i love it when it rains as long as it doesnt storm ,  i love to go out and stand in it !!!  splash in the puddles ...  i love it so much ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F May 11, 2007

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    I Love The Smell Of The Earth After The Rain

    Michael Jackson - Earth Song  
    Isabellaaa Isabellaaa 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    October Morning

    Last night I fell asleep to the sounds of a steady autumn rain.  It was rather warm -- high 50's -- and I opened the window wide to allow the sounds and smells of the night to mingle with my subconscience while I slept. When I awoke, there was a deep silence.  I...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    So Fresh

    It smells so fresh and clean I love the smell of everything after it rains it leaves such a pleasant sent.
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    Cheosmin

    There is a name for that smell : the distinct smell of wet dust. Is goes back to our most basic roots, because this is the smell of one of natures oldest bacteria. This smell is the best thing that ever happeend to me and it brightens my day everytime. I am not sure about the...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M May 19, 2011

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    Clean.

    Clean is good. And the smell is clean and fresh. I love it so much. But I've noticed since moving to the city, it smells a little different! I like going to the park after the rain because it reminds me of the countryside at home. It reminds me of being young, wellingtons and...
    beebopINblue beebopINblue 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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    So Refreshing...

    I truly love that smell.... Just to walk outside and breathe in a deep breath of that refreshing smell....... mmmmmm I could go for that right now, maybe it could stop me from coughing lol...
    EchoRain EchoRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    I love the sound a rain hitting the roof and watching lightening in the sky. I think the rain is so comforting I could fall asleep to it. I like walking in the rain too or dancing...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I love to cuddle after making love It is so beautiful to cuddle the one you love after making love together. Kissing her gently on her neck, her warmth , her love the tenderness...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am in love with the smell of rain. Rain to me is like natures shower, washing away the yesterdays and all it had to offer. I love curling up and watching the drops tumble to the...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    I do, I don't know why really. I guess it just smells clearer to me during and after it rains. I enjoy sitting in the rain and just watching it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    it's like a free medication! and have you noticed not everyone can understand the observation "hmm! smells like rain!"? I wonder whether it's only a few of us that can smell it.
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 22

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    but only when i am not IN the rain. I love to open the window and let the air come in, the smell and the freshnes...
    whyamihere01 whyamihere01 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I was about to head out on an evening stroll as I usually like to do, and as I opened my front door and stepped outside it started to pour rain, I absolutely adore the sound of...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 22

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    I believe there is something magical about rain... How is cleanses and quenches the earth. How it can erase the traces of yesterday. It soothes the soul and the mind from troubles...
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Thunder rolling in. Smell of rain in the air. Lightning claps. So exciting. And the best part? The sheers on my bedroom window blowing the breeze. Just watching nature's effect...
    canirunaway canirunaway 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It just rained. Sooo, ya...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    It's honestly my favorite smell :D
    dan341 dan341 22-25 3 Responses Oct 20

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    That moment when the lighting strikes... illuminating the sky against the dark blue of clouds stretching out for miles beyond my vision. I count the seconds off to determine how...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 10

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    This mourning I woke up to the sound of the rain tapping on my window...Than a great ball of bright light shown in the sky...Strange lightening...I do not ever remember seeing...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well if you'd like rain. You would like Ryan live. Seattle Washington. I think we get rain nine months out of the year. Some people try to get out of the rain other people enjoy it...
    sunney55 sunney55 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    Yesterday I went outside to play basketball and found out it was raining :) didn't stop me, kept playing until it was pouring and the ball would slip off the rim. I absolutely love...
    DenverBroncos21 DenverBroncos21 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I should be in bed but I'm outside listening to the rain. I love it so much more than sunny days. Not that the sun is out at 3am anyway
    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 14 Responses Oct 16

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    I love a good thunderstorm. I can sit there for hours just listening to the rain fall and the thunderclaps. I find it so soothing
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M Oct 19

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    Rain soothes me right to sleep I love it.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    so my little brother matt has been gone for a few months so I am taking a road trip to see him this week end right now its 11 and im stuck in a parking lot in Ohio. just off the...
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 22-25, M Oct 2

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    My youngest daughter has been sick for a few days now. Because of this, she has been sleeping in bed with my wife and I. Last night, my sick little 6 year old managed to take up...
    Devinehellcat Devinehellcat 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Living near the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan, I have the opportunity to witness powerful storms as they approach from the West. The walls of rain, the wind and the churning...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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