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I Love the Smell of the Earth After the Rain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Michael Jackson - Earth Song  
    Isabellaaa Isabellaaa 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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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 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't know, but the most people I've met say that they don't like rain because it makes them sad or depressed. For me, it makes me feel calm and I think it's earths music.(idk...
    berry1999 berry1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    It hasn't rained in a while... I just love everything about the rain.
    KawaiiKisu KawaiiKisu 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The fresh smell in the air, the sound of raindrops dancing on the pavement, and the dark coziness you feel when a storm approaches are all beautiful aspects of Mother Natures...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    i love the smell of rain.the smell of rain make my mind fresh and change my mood even if i am angry. most of the time i sit in the window and think about the most loving moments...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 30

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    I love the smell of rain!!! It just smells so good to me..... I know I'm weird but hey it's me.... I miss the rain but its summer so I will shut up..... I just hope it rains soon...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    It is raining outside. Not heavily. .just little little dropping. My mind is getting nostalgic. Smell of wet soil reminding me many poetry many songs I left away at my past. Once...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    There's nothing quite as refreshing as the smell of rain. It cleanses dirty pavements and for me it washes away the cobwebs(Not literally). Its just a wonderful smell and makes me...
    elegantstorms elegantstorms 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    the sound of rain puts me at ease, the smell reminds me of good memories and watching it fall from the window reminds me of the good times. and as well always a good source if...
    internationalinspire internationalinspire 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When the winter is close by I can smell it , when it rains I fell like am sky top flying away.. like am almost there with GOD! And he's welcoming me. What I like to do when it's...
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M Jul 16

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    I like the smell of rain on concrete, those first drops as they hit the ground.
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M Jul 12

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    I think rain smells like fish tbh
    GGTSS2014 GGTSS2014 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    it always reminds me of my grandparents. you see we would always go see them in the spring time. it rains a lot in the spring. whenever we would get to their house the first thing...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Huge rain storm happening right now :) My windows are open so I can fully embrace the beauty, sound and smell
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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    It's refreshing (: and I just enjoy rain in general. I would love to play in the rain forever if I could! ^_^
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I love it however living in a desert, I see very little rain! :-(
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    GOD, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST ******' SMELLS EVER!!! :D
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah smells dope tress be epic and all
    KINGofclowns KINGofclowns 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    After my wedding shoot yesterday...one of the hottest days of the year in the uk ... I went home ...showered...and mrs mlc and i went to the next town...to see a friend singing...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    It's 4:57am and the sound of the rain just woke me up begging me to stand by the window and witness it falling from the clouds. I thank God for such a beautiful weather(otherwise...
    outtamymindz outtamymindz 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I have always had this obsession with playing in the rain. In order to play in the rain you have to be carefree. I personally have intense moments in my mind when I play in the...
    introvertpower94 introvertpower94 18-21, F Jul 8

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    As I drove down the street I realized that I had to tinkle so of course I had to let out a little just for fun! So I continued to ride and squeeze my bladder to the point of major...
    Uspsquared Uspsquared 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    in the summertime, rain in my face, rain on my hair, rain in my back, rain on my clothes
    leggzzlover leggzzlover 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We come .. we go. Living in foolish fantasy that we own the earth. .. the land. Have we ever pondered on the fact that right from the first generation to now. .. it is land that...
    AJAY2404 AJAY2404 31-35, M Jul 8

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