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I Smell Rain Coming

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    Smell the Metal

    when it is going to rain here, i smell the iron in the air.  it smells so good.  though the last few rains we have had have smelled awful while and after the rain.  very disapointing.... grrrr
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Aug 25, 2008

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    What Does It Smell Like?

    For me, rain in the near horizon smells like freshly cut lawn grass! I have noticed, as the years pass by, the smell isn't as strong, or perhaps it smells tainted with other odors. I don't know if my smeller is fading in ability, or the polluted air is the fault. What does it...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    The Coming Storm...

    Here in Tucson we actually have a summer monsoon rainy season, and people who have lived here for any length of time can tell they smell if it's going to rain.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Dec 24, 2011

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    ....aahhhh

    I love so many scents and smells... I have a very keen sense of smell and love it (most of the time). Right before the rain comes here in Florida there is a smell... fresh, clean and wonderful... the smell of approaching rain. I love the rain and the smell is my signal that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2007

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    Rain Makes Me Happy

    I've noticed for a lot of people when it rains it puts them in a sort of somber mood, even up here where it rains quite often (Washington). For me it is different, I smell the freshness of the air just before it rains, and I light up, I love the smell, it is better than any...
    camarilla1 camarilla1 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Texture

    Depending on where I am, the smell of rain is different. But it's more a texture to the air, once I get used to the prevailing humidity of the locale, it's normally a matter of getting a deep sniff of a waft of air and feeling the different moistness of the air mass. When I...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F Jun 14, 2011

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    It Smells Like Rain

    sometimes when im outside i can smell the air & smell the rain. if you dont know how it smells then i feel so bad. as much as boring the rain can be its pretty cool cuz it washes everything away. & those of u who say that watewr has no smell you have no idea wat ur tlakin...
    youdontknowme54321 youdontknowme54321 16-18, F Aug 14, 2007

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    Smells Good

    It is actually the ozone that we smell and what a nice smell it is.  When I tell people that it is going to rain, sometimes they look at me funny.  I guess they don't have a tuned in weather nose. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Oh,... It's - a - Commin'!

    It's going to rainthis whole weekend in Northern California! I love rain! It smells like the wet forest outside!
    readnwritewithwine readnwritewithwine 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    It Kind of Cool

    Me and my mom are always like "I think it is going to storm, I smell rain." I always thought it was something everyone could smell. I love the smell of rain before it comes. It one of the little things that not to many people pay attention too.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F Aug 9, 2007

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    For the people unfamiliar with this word it is know to be a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Other than the...
    hibs186 hibs186 16-17, F Oct 6

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    Yes rain and thunder o and sex too
    Bubblyemma Bubblyemma 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I love the rain, the sound of the rain, the smell of the rain, the feel of the rain. In Oxnard, in Ventura County, California the petrichor lingers longer than anywhere else I've...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have this memory of when I was younger and I spent winter break in Arizona, and it rained the entire time we were there, and one night I opened my windows and lay in bed in the...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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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...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I do, I don't know why really. I guess it just smells clearer to me during and after it rains. I enjoy sitting in the rain and just watching it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    where i live now we get so little rain that when it does the pavement steams and the water smells so incredible as it washes away the dirt and dust. there is no mustiness or...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Sep 21

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    I like the sound of how the rain beats on my windowsill. It sounds peaceful. When I walk to school and it's raining, it makes me feel calmer...probably because it's a sign of...
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    but only when i am not IN the rain. I love to open the window and let the air come in, the smell and the freshnes...
    whyamihere01 whyamihere01 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm depressed everyday of my life. Sometimes it's worse sometimes it's easier to "do life". The best moments in my life is when I'm home alone, and it rains outside. Just by...
    marieanne01 marieanne01 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I love the rain! The sound of it, the feel and even the smell. As I live on Britain it rains a lot and I could be out walking and it would start raining and I would just stand...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon AskingAllTimeHorizon 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I love the sound.. The smells and the pounding of rain, I'm not afraid to get wet! People always say "I don't want to go outside! It's raining!" Forget about that! I love nature...
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M Sep 30

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    There is a storm moving through the Arizona Desert today and the smell of the rain is great!
    thatdamman thatdamman 56-60, M Sep 27

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    It just rained. Sooo, ya...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    People love this smell, but I absolutely hate it
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 5 days ago

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    Nothing is more cleansing than to go out into a big Thunderstorm and stand out in the open and look up at the sky and feel the rain soaking you, smell the electricity in the air...
    stonerchick99 stonerchick99 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There is nothing better than a man that smells good. Even after coming home from working all day and still smells good, just throw in a little grease, oil, gas or grind and it...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F Sep 28

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    I do like walking in the rain, especially when it is just completely POURING outside (like right now ^.^) When I have a really bad day then ironically it always rains then I just...
    mmello00 mmello00 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am absolutely obsessed/addicted to the smell of pinesol. I remember when I was about 5 years old and my mom would use it to wash our wood floors, and I would stick my head in...
    justlivinglifeasme justlivinglifeasme 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Well my kids don't necessarily like it when it's raining ... but they love it when it does finally stop and they can go outside and splash in the rain puddles. After putting on...
    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M Oct 11

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    Yes! the sound of a nice light but steady rain is soothing and relaxing!! Interesting story - one night I was having an online chat with a friend of mine who lived a time-zone...
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    "Early morning dawn" The ice cold chill from my single pain window woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    Well I am back again with another fart experience. Well it was one afternoon and my sister was laying on the floor in some black sweats relaxing watching tv and I decided to lay...
    flightexpert flightexpert 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I love the rain, I liked it better when I didn't have electronics that way I could get soaked without caring. But everytime it rains I like to go sit in the middle of the street...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    When I was in a craft store, I noticed an artificial plant. But for some reason, it had a peculiar scent. It was really stinky. Especially since they were clumped together. The...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Today I went out in the rain with my dog and tried to catch a cold. Didn't work but it's raining again and now I can listen to the sound at my open window. Every morning is lovely...
    lemonadeline lemonadeline 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    When i hear rain i always end up dreaming. Wanting to read a book or draw or sit by the fire drinking a cup of hot tea. There is something so magical in the sound of rain, the...
    Gitamomo Gitamomo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Falling asleep to the sound if rain is so amazing. Just hearing the rain outside your window, it's so peaceful and calming. At times I just never want it to stop. :) I love the...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I love falling asleep listing to the rain and thunder cracking and then waking up to a gentle rain on the rough. Only thing that would make it better if I was was back in my...
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F Oct 11

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    Well if you'd like rain. You would like Ryan live. Seattle Washington. I think we get rain nine months out of the year. Some people try to get out of the rain other people enjoy it...
    sunney55 sunney55 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    It smells disgusting. You can practically walk into a room and smell the cancer spreading through the air. Not really but the smell sticks to your clothes and your furniture and it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 25

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    I wish it was raining because I absolutely looveee the sound of rain hitting the roof :) It's so calming and comforting haha
    Aniikaaa Aniikaaa 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 21

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    Its just started raining. Heavy rain! Like ve the sound at night πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    jaybeetree jaybeetree 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    β€œLife is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F Sep 26

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    It's raining and I'm lying in my bed with the sound of rain on my windows and it's so soothing
    Aucle Aucle 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I love it when the air is cool and fresh and im indoors listening to the pouring rain. Watching the raindrops having races down the window.
    Dotty73 Dotty73 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm lying in my bed. Pillows all around. Looking at the lights and shadows cast on the ceiling. Savoring the soft breeze against my exposed thighs. Relishing in the coziness of...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I love rainbow dash because she has the personality I've always wanted. I'm such a flutter shy in real life, was never cool or looked up too. Always the girl in the back of the...
    WisdomTree WisdomTree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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