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I Smell Rain Coming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    They make me feel fascinated and alive. My favorite storms are the heat storms with different color lightning. Pinks, purples and greens. The sound of the rain on the roof of my...
    BunniesCry BunniesCry 31-35, F Nov 8

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    I love not only the sound of rain, but the smell of the freshness it brings as well!!! The best sound of the rain is when I am in my camper!!! I love hearing the rain come down...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I try to simplify my words as much as possible but seeing the rain made me intrigued by the wonderful sound of it ... I think I'm in love with the prodigious and indelible memories...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'd love for rain instead of all the snow we keep getting.
    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ahh yes the soothing sound of the falling rain. Listening to steady beating of the drops on the roof, having it wash away all the stress and troubles away. It is a wonderful thing...
    InTheShadowsAgain InTheShadowsAgain 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Its raining right now, soon it'll be snow....
    dksl14 dksl14 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It's such a shame that coffee candles smell nothing like coffee :x But if anyone one knows a good coffee scent-thingie (candle or air freshener etc.) let me know!!
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F 27 mins ago

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    I love the smell I love the phenomena I love how the air is so moist how it comes down light, and progressively gets heavy How it floods the very lands we walk on I wish it would...
    TheOnewhoneverwas TheOnewhoneverwas 18-21, M Oct 28

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    Yes I love the smell when it rains, as well as after it stops... amazing. :)
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    Read somewhere that the smell of rain helps relieve stress...
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Thunderstorms are the best. Nothing quite like watching them from the comfort and safety of your house while the rain pelts down outside. I love to crack the window open and listen...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Once it starts to get cloudy, You have no idea how excited I get. The smell of fresh raindrops and the sound of rain hitting the ground or puddle and rooftop is so relaxing and...
    jehangigi jehangigi 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    im coming to realize sometimes no matter how much you love someone with all your heart, body, and soul .it just is not good enough. i need to remember and tell my self everyday...
    heartshapedbox14 heartshapedbox14 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    It was raining yesterday here in New York :) Love the cool air and rain.
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    For me there is no greater feeling. When ever I get home from work and it looks like rain is coming. I usually get out of my car and pull up a chair and sit outside and wait...
    Swmfanj Swmfanj 31-35 Nov 10

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    most amazing time was with a lad I met. total hippy experience, he was older so cool me just a youngling but with youth on my side i did not know it or own it. he was an...
    raestar raestar 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    It's 9 am and I've been up since 4am thinking , worrying , wondering and just feeling numb. I'm ready for the rain. I hope it makes me feel better . I hope it makes me smile...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    In Three Words: Rain just pouring Summer dress gleaming My heart pounding Her glances stealing Her beauty shining The clouds fading Her dress clinging Her hair drenching My smile...
    ReflectiveMan ReflectiveMan 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    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...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    It was raining all night. The air smells wonderful this morning.
    kerikeh kerikeh 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    Never tried it but I want to... Ok so who hasn't seen a pretty awesome movie where at some point all the lines a really cute handsome perfect couple kisses in the rain doesn't...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I remembered that they sold a bottle of Cologne that smell like rain. Sold in the USA and thus unable to buy all the way in Asia.
    Kahai3 Kahai3 18-21, M Nov 11

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    Today is such a beautiful rain day... I love the sound of it and mostly the smell, it gives me positive energy...I often think about the things that make me feel alive nd the ones...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    As the rain cleans months worth of dust particles from our beautiful city, I feel so relieved it is finally raining. 2 years of severe drought I hope are coming to an end
    pchela pchela 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Just because the rain is very happy
    GabrielaM GabrielaM 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I don't know why, I hate when it gets cloudy but I love the sound and smell of rain. Just kicking back on the patio and having a drink, it feels really good.
    DorkyGuy90 DorkyGuy90 22-25, M Nov 15

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    I love dancing in the rain
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    just standing in the rain soaking it up ^-^
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I hesitate just a bit to share my story here because it is really more of a fantasy of mine. Thunderstorms are powerful and include all 5 of your senses. But imagine just how...
    DandelionsJourney DandelionsJourney 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I love the sound of rain drops against my window pane... The rain... Wet and free... Cool and refreshing... The way I like to be. Mmm, the rain does something magical deep...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    This mourning I woke up to the sound of the rain tapping on my window...Than a great ball of bright light shown in the sky...Strange lightening...I do not ever remember seeing...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 12 Responses Oct 28

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    It's has rained all day today! What do you like to do while it's raining outside? There are four things I like to do while it's raining: 1. I love to read a great book. Sitting...
    LosNLove LosNLove 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    A friend asked me if I like snow or rain. I told them rain but I didn't tell them why. Figured I would here. I love the rain because it gives me that snuggly lovely feeling. I love...
    CutTheSmallTalkPlease CutTheSmallTalkPlease 22-25, F Oct 28

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    Personally theirs nothing more peaceful than listening to the sound of rain outside my window, pyjamas on and duvet up to my neck. I feel safe and secure when i listen to rain but...
    disneygirl97 disneygirl97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    There's something so calming and refreshing about a chilly day/night when it's raining. I like to shut off everything, get under the cozy blankets, sip on some coffee or tea, and...
    Wildmoonchildd Wildmoonchildd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Rainy days give me the chance to reflect upon the dark times in the past. The sound of rain pouring on the streets and my house and seeing those dark clouds replacing the sunny day...
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 2 days ago

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