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I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rain Clears The Air

    Rain isn't comin here, which is unfortunate. It clears the air, making it smell sweet at times. I would love to live in a dessert just to smell the rain. Dessert rain smells sweetest. It would be fantastic if I could constantly move around to experience different rain types.
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F Nov 3, 2013

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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 22-25, M Mar 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hey all, I can love and hate a rainy day but I can remember quaint rainy days and the stillness in the house looking out the window listening to it pour. The smell after is unique...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I love summer rain it just smells so refreshing- when the windows can be left opened to let the smell inside. Storms get me excited, I believe it's the unpredictability that's so...
    PixieLeah PixieLeah 41-45 10 Responses Mar 27

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    Whenever I leave the house, I feel like something bad is going to happen, then when it rains all my worries are washed away. The smell of the rain after it has fallen, makes me...
    TheBlazingRedAugust TheBlazingRedAugust 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I like the smell when it rains in the summer,and when you get those gorgeous thunderstorms :)
    hells85 hells85 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    For some reason, thunderstorms and rain makes me feel happy. I love sleeping through a thunderstorm at night and just watch it durring the day. And I love playing in the rain. They...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I love to hear the rain hitting my off my window when am in bed, the sound of each rain drop is so relaxing.
    Aquamarine74 Aquamarine74 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Lovely walk in the rain today with my grand daughter. It was so nice to be out and walking with the fine drops of rain trickling down x
    OperaJazzpls OperaJazzpls 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love it when it rains when I'm cozy on my bed about to sleep, or late in the night watching movies or anime.
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Thunderstorms and rain - two things that I really love. Why? Maybe it's 'cause I live in a place where the temperature hardly ever goes below 30 degrees Celsius in the summer...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I love rainstorms. They're so awesome! And there's a certain smell to them that draws me outside, where I tilt my face up towards the sky and feel the water on my face as thunder...
    SensualEmerald SensualEmerald 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    i like the smell that emmanates when it rains...especially after a hot day...it triggers a sense of relief even before the actual relief sets in!
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I utterly enjoy the smell of the wet soil after it rains. It`s a breath of fresh air. It`s so pleasant and soothing.
    seraphinamisbhavn seraphinamisbhavn 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    Mean while in Bangalore there were black clouds in the horizon ...i thought it would rain atlast today. cool breeze started blowing from the windows all over the hotel room I...
    niki87 niki87 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Hmmm walking out just when it's rained or just started :) can't go wrong I love the smell and standing in the rain
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    its nice, calming and pretty. you stay in bed,when at home, and relax. and the sound is nice. i really love the rain! but i love the sun too ^_^. thats why i love spring! theres a...
    attou14 attou14 13-15 1 day ago

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    Gosh I adore the rain too much. The smell of soil and plants is heart beat creating
    OperaJazzpls OperaJazzpls 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    The sound of rain has always made me feel happy, but combined with cuddling my boyfriend and the smells of rain, grass, and him I get so high, words can't describe it :D
    ZC343454 ZC343454 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Amazing weather in Bangalore as i got up in the morning fearing a heat wave of summer disappointed with the rains yesterday. Skeptical of turning off the AC just walked towards...
    niki87 niki87 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I love it...it's like smelling life,history,wildness...it's our ancient roots kicking in.It makes you feel alive and connected to your soul.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I can cuddle with anyone, the rain is beautiful and it smells great, I can just cuddle in someone's arms and fall asleep with them. -SG
    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Just drizzled for a few minutes this evening, the heavy wind being a spoilsport. Hope it rains longer. Will reduce the heat & dust and the whole city can sure do with some cleaning...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 9

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    This rain is making me exceptionally sleepy...
    Ofmiceandaimee Ofmiceandaimee 13-15, F Apr 13

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    This rain is making me exceptionally sleepy...
    Ofmiceandaimee Ofmiceandaimee 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I remember I loved to read books when it was all wet and gloomy and foggy outside. It definitely made the PERFECT twilight weather. BUT Now I hate it because I'm in track and I...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F Mar 29

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    The smells, the sound of the drops hitting the ground. It's comforting to me. I don't know why it just is.
    Raisinbrandy Raisinbrandy 36-40, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Listening to rain is peaceful. its constant, not too nerve racking, and its small type of beauty knowing that things fall but are still somewhat of a melody. Listening to the rain...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Im going raincoat shopping im gonna buy a raincoat with an umbrella and rainboots
    noah198 noah198 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I've always loved to just go out and stand in the rain. The sound of the soft wind taking my thoughts away. No more worries, no more fears. The cool rain lightly kisses my skin...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am obsessed with them. I am craving one now, especially the ones that last for days on end non-stop. So I have settled for rainymood.com. Hopefully I will get a real turbulent...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I'm only here to make a dumb run her smelly mouth . I'm smelling good forever , whether your there or over the hell there .
    lilloca4fitness lilloca4fitness 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The sound of rain at night, is relaxing to me. I like it. :D And don't judge me lol.
    Knicksfan20 Knicksfan20 18-21, M Apr 2

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    There is something that is so soothing, and so relaxing to me by listening to the sound of rain falling, and the thunder rolling. I love listening to it. It really makes me feel...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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