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I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain

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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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    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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    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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    It makes me so nostalgic

    because it reminds me of the Philippines.
    KoraF KoraF 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    It was raining yesterday here in New York :)

    Love the cool air and rain.
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I swear THAT is one of the things

    that make me feel happy about being in this world
    RobbieID RobbieID 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    It's called petrichor.

    At least according to my 3rd grade vocabulary list.
    SerineTheSquirrel SerineTheSquirrel 18-21, F Nov 1

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Sep 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 51-55 3 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    We have cedar bark chips in the backyard.

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

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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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    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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    ♥ ♥ ♥ 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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    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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    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    It's that time of the year again!

    Monsoons! For cyclones, low depression, strong winds that tear down posters, uproot trees, wash the ships ashore. And then, there's the smell of earth!
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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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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    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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    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 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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    Thunderstorms are the best. Nothing quite like watching them from the comfort and safety of your house while the rain pelts down outside. I love to crack the window open and listen...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I love not only the sound of rain, but the smell of the freshness it brings as well!!! The best sound of the rain is when I am in my camper!!! I love hearing the rain come down...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    The smell of newly precipitated rain is called petrichor. (Pet-ra-core) #gmm
    Aishashishi Aishashishi 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I like the smell of rain on concrete, those first drops as they hit the ground.
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    just standing in the rain soaking it up ^-^
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 24

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    It's about to rain here in Los Angeles. Can't wait, we hardly get it. Finally a good storm is coming. Now I just need a fireplace, hot chocolate with tequila and Godiva liquor...
    Socal73 Socal73 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Its raining super hard here in LA and there is nothing more beautiful. Never have I felt so serene <3
    userunknown404 userunknown404 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 12

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    Rain makes me so happy, especially during the night, I love sleeping while I hear the rain, the rain helps me sleep :) the rain is just so beautiful, I love the rain so much
    Frappelover Frappelover 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    After my basketball practice we all went to the lockers to have shower .. While everyone was in shower i started smelling their undies .. It was smelling so damn hot and it was...
    tommy21v tommy21v 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's raining in LA today. I really love rainy days, even when I'm having a down day, rain somehow comforts me. ☔️
    ohglob ohglob 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    You are my seven minutes slow dance in the rain Drops of rain dripping Flowing down my sullen face Blending with my tears With my eyes have closed I let the tears and the rain...
    samoura123 samoura123 16-17, F Nov 23

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    Sitting on my back deck watching a thunderstorm building, flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder no rain yet. Has been a warm couple of days here could be all gone in an hour...
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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