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I Smell Rain Coming

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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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, 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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    * A disease known is half cured. * A drowing man will catch at astraw. * If something moves and is green=Biology; If something smells bad=Chemistry; If something doesn't function...
    be2u be2u 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Got caught in the rain waking back into my office. Didn't want to come back in! Love walking in the rain
    Notyourprincesa1124 Notyourprincesa1124 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't want to do this but I want to be the guy to force a girl to smell it. Sniff that manly scent baby girl..
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    When I wake up to rain, a sense of relief and serenity washes over me. When other people are complaining about how it's “so gross outside”, I never know how to respond...
    BashfulBlue BashfulBlue 16-17, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I like it when it rains and I'm indoors feeling sheltered. I like it when it rains and I'm outdoors on a Summer's day. I like it when it rains in the middle of the night and I...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The smell and sound of rain are very calming to me.
    BehindTheseEyes14 BehindTheseEyes14 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I love torrents of rain pouring down, sharp bolts of lightning flashing on the horizon. I love storms. I love being caught in the rain where my skirt clings to my legs and my hair...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's raining right now and I don't know how to describe the smell I just love the smell of rain on a summer day
    restlessghost restlessghost 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    When the day begins with sunshine and a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes...everything is fresh and beautiful. As the day progresses, the wind picks up and the dust begins to...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do love it but it it can be a comforting and welcome lullaby or a sneaky and powerful knock out drug. No matter what time of day or where I am, if it begins to rain I start to...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love, love rain. I love the smell of soil and fresh trees and cold breeze. I live in a tropical country where we have a monsoon season of 2-4 months.Since I was little I sneaked...
    kushpata kushpata 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    When your upset and your standing out in the rain. It feels like everything is going to be okay. No matter what you're going through the rain will wash it away. Your pain, your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Omgosh!!! It's raining! It's finally raining!!! I live in Oregon and this has been the longest we have been without rain in forever! I can't express with words the gloriousness of...
    Heidilynnrocks Heidilynnrocks 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its such a beautiful evening here today and the thundering is so wonderful the smell of the rain is perfect but ****, I'm only wearing my flip flops and a tiny shorts, **** I'm...
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    We've had rain for a few days. We really need it though. I managed to get a couple great shots the past couple days.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    So it's 1am and I'm laying in bed when I suddenly hear the sound I've been missing all winter! The sound of thunder rolling in the distance and then as if my wish had come true the...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Rain is like forgiveness. It rains on the good and the bad but only those who can enjoy the rainy day will fully enjoy its sweetness.
    zehero zehero 22-25, M a week ago

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    I'm listening to some nature sounds and rain right now. Trying to fall asleep, I know being on my phone doesn't help, but neither does just lying here. Besides that I just adore...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F a week ago

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    I love every single thing about when it rains! the smell and the sound is just out of this world. it's currently raining and all I wanna do is just cuddle and watch horror movies...
    CasseMoi CasseMoi 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    i went to the cinema today and when i came out it started to rain. by the time i got home it was literally bouncing off the floor. i went into my room lay on my bed and was...
    hater2610 hater2610 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love falling asleep to the sound of rain because it's a white noise that fades out my thoughts when I'm trying to shut down at night. So I got an app on my phone which plays the...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Had a brief rain shower this evening. I sat out on the patio and enjoyed the sounds and the smells. Helped cool things off a bit too.
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M Jul 20

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    no I don't usually smell of urine I always smell. like pee the only time I don't smell of pee is when I bath or shower a couple hours later I still smell like pee so yeah I smell...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 20

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    We finally have some decent rain this weekend. I love it! The sounds, the smells, and the shades of green on the leaves of plants that it soaks. I could stand outside in the rain...
    caligirl47 caligirl47 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    It's raining ooooohhh it's raining and I can't go to the carnival anymore ohhhh wellll I never liked crowed places Sooo thank you rain and thunder
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Garbage - only happy when it rains. That song is perfect.
    halohai halohai 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Omg yes!!! Finally it's raining and thundering in my part of California! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! All hail the rain! We need rain! For all the a-holes in other...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 6 Responses Jul 18

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    thats where i live and it rained good today.i like to check this satellite image often.latest images are updated everyday.i use it often during cyclone times.its fun for me to see...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Something about the rain really boosts my creativity. I write better, I paint better, I just create way better! It's weird. The smell, the sound, the view, it all boosts my mood...
    MaraSD MaraSD 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    A few days ago it was raining cats and dogs out side and I ended up falling asleep... Idk what it makes me do the rain, the rain is like sleeping music.
    MissChatBot MissChatBot 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I don't like being in the rain but the sound of rain and thunder is soothing to me. when was younger, a friend and I went out in the pouring rain, floods, splashed through all...
    galerie2015 galerie2015 51-55, F Jul 17

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    Wow, I think there is nothing more special than being kissed in the rain..... I want to perform this dream, and when it's raining so I call my future boyfriend and I start to kiss...
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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