I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain

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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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    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

    "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

    It was raining yesterday here in New York :)

    Love the cool air and rain.
    dashuria dashuria
    16-17, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    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
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    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

    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

    How amazing it is! The moment

    when the rain drops hit the ground, a fresh earthy fragrance rises. What is it made of? Science would give all the answers, but i'd rather imagine it on my own. That amazing fragrance might be coz of the raindrops leaving their form, their shape of drop and embracing the earth...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    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

    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

    New Earth Smell

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

    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

    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

    It makes me so nostalgic

    because it reminds me of the Philippines.
    KoraF KoraF
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    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

    ♥ ♥ ♥ 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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    I Love The Smell Of The Earth After The Rain

    Michael Jackson - Earth Song  
    Isabellaaa Isabellaaa
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2013

    Wow

    its a great smell so fresh it makes me happy...
    roastlamb roastlamb
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2010

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    Feb 25, 2008

    It always reminds me of a simpler time

    when the world was just a pretty water color painting.
    justaCRbot justaCRbot
    18-21, M
    Feb 27, 2015

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    Sep 11, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    I swear THAT is one of the things

    that make me feel happy about being in this world
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    There is something special about

    after it rains. The smell is like nothing else in the world. It's like the world has been washed clean, and everything is new again.
    mavrick0417 mavrick0417
    41-45, M
    Mar 17, 2015

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    i love it when it rains. it makes everything cool
    macmillianjames macmillianjames
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    Ahh, the smell of age and time itself; it makes you feel like holding old books like that with a degree of reverence.
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    free2roam free2roam
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    I do love it, it smells so yummy that you feel like you gain weight just from the scent.
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    Since it is pouring down here, I thought this song would be perfect. Blame it on the rain (rain) Blame it on the stars (stars) Whatever you do don't put the blame on you Blame it...
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    2 hr delay tomorrow due to potential flooding. Not good, but I will take it!
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
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    # 13. I totally love the smell of before and after rain scenes. I don't know why, it excites me. Every single time :) I love the rain!! 😇😇
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    "Come on little earthling, let's have some fun outdoors." I held his tiny hand and we walked. On our way towards the gate, I accidentally stepped on a small angry bird plushie...
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    My raindance really worked!! It's really coming down here. I needed the sound of the heavy rain. Things are getting better. I am ready, more than ever.
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    If you like to smell dirty that's gross
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
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    dasanitr dasanitr
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    Spring showers are soothing me to dream, drooping eyes carry me to sleep. Or dance, it depends on how heavy the rain falls.
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