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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...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 8, 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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    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...
    beebopINblue beebopINblue 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F May 11, 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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    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...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 25, 2008

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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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    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...
    amykinzes amykinzes 41-45, F Oct 31, 2007

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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...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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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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    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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    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...
    9lilpup 9lilpup 16-17, F Apr 6, 2008

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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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    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...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F Nov 3, 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...
    EchoRain EchoRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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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...
    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...
    smowzow smowzow 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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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...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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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...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M May 19, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    Petrichor the smell of earth after rain.
    ellliebee ellliebee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    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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    Rain smells so fresh. Rain isn't just plain water; rain is something so unique to give that smell that isn't explainable. It makes me smile to inhale the sweet scent of rain.
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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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 9 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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    There is just something about the way the earth smells after a good rain. It smells so pure to me. It makes me feel like putting a homemade soup on the stove and coffee in my mug...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 like the smell of water when they drop on hot earth ............. its like all trees got feed ...
    anantkrar anantkrar 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    Oh there is not many things better than the smell of sage, kosha, and wild grasses after a good rain.
    Ranchsavvy16 Ranchsavvy16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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 4 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 a week ago

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    I love when it first starts to rain. The smell is so refreshing. I always wan to do one of two things. Either curl up by an open window and read a good book. Or.. Put Ina pretty...
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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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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    I love when it rains, & I stand in it, letting it soak me & smelling it & thinking of you💕
    Beatit12 Beatit12 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Gosh I adore the rain too much. The smell of soil and plants is heart beat creating
    EnglishEmpress EnglishEmpress 41-45, F 5 Responses a week 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 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 a week 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 a week ago

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    This rain is making me exceptionally sleepy...
    Ofmiceandaimee Ofmiceandaimee 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    This rain is making me exceptionally sleepy...
    Ofmiceandaimee Ofmiceandaimee 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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...
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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 5 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