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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I wish it would rain here. I love the sound it makes, the feeling on your skin, and the smell is nice. Rain is just so beautiful and I love it c:
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I may be a weird person but rainy days are the ones that make me feel alive. I just simply love rain. ♥
    Tilexy Tilexy 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    i absolutely LOVE the smell of coffee but i don't like coffee. lol i love waking up a house full of that freshly made coffee smell, but i've just never liked the taste.
    LillyJo LillyJo 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    i love rain i love rain I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE RRRRAAAAIIIINNNN!!!!!!! i love getting saoking wet and walking tho puddels the feeling is tottel bliss to me (if its warm) i love mud mud...
    theoutland theoutland 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i love rain i love rain I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE RRRRAAAAIIIINNNN!!!!!!! i love getting saoking wet and walking tho puddels the feeling is tottel bliss to me (if its warm) i love mud mud...
    theoutland theoutland 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Oh I miss this smell, the coffee pot was damaged in my move over the weekend, I will have to wait until I get to work for the smell and the taste yummy!!
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It can be an enjoyable and appealing smell, that opens your sense, in a refreshing way. It's nice. Every now and than walking through bush, even when it hasn't rained at all, is or...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    When I was a kid, we had a playhouse with a metal roof. Whenever it was raining, I would go out to the playhouse and just lay there are listen. Every since then, the sound of rain...
    markur1976 markur1976 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I´ve always heard that rain is related to sad things but it is not what I think at all. What I really enjoy about atmospheric phenomenons is the rain. I grew up in a little town...
    nnatalia76 nnatalia76 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I grew. Up with the smell of urine in my bedroom as me and my younger sister was both bed Wetters and made to share the same bedroom our bedroom was so smelly back in them...
    Joanne181 Joanne181 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My Favourite Clothes – Ask me any time and I’ll tell you that my favourite clothes are my wellies. I love how they come in a huge variety of colours and patterns, and that you...
    MuddyWelliesLover96 MuddyWelliesLover96 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I never knew so many people didn't really care, or that liked being rained on. I actually do have an umbrella, but I got it kind of as an accessory more than anything else. I'm...
    tiffanypage tiffanypage 26-30, T Feb 5

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    I would like to dance in the rain at night (or kinda dark) when it raining heavily for no really reason. It's mean a long time since I have done that and it's kinda fun... Oh the...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M Feb 4

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    I honestly thought I had realized my wrong and changed. I knew I had screw up with her by being jealous and I guess , too possessive. But another light bulb, maybe one of those low...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 4

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    There's a website called rainymood.com that lets you play the sound of endless rain
    LexHeart LexHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    it's raining as i'm typing thinking about what my life will be like in 5 years time. will it get better? will i still be lonely? will i be able o find someone who appreciates me...
    lonley2015 lonley2015 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    It's rained all through dinner time. Just a little thunder, with a threat of tornadic activity. The sound of the falling rain outside is soothing as the wind chime tinkles and...
    grower629 grower629 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    When you smell coffee the day can begin. Like Pavlows dogs I know what to do when I smell coffee.
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Nowadays I live in a big city so I no longer get to smell freshly cut grass as often as I did growing up in the countryside. But to this day whenever I hear the sound of a working...
    BeadyEyes BeadyEyes 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Tomorrow it's supposed to rain. A warm, murky first day of February rain. I want to stay home and open the windows--so I can enjoy the smell of earth after the rain...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 31

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    It makes me happy when it rains. I feel happier when it rains then when it doesn't.
    Himidio Himidio 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Just sitting here listening to the sound of raindrops landing on the roof of the car. A sound I associate with childhood...and waiting. I remember going fishing once with my uncle...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I especially love going outside and just standing in the rain. It helps calm me and melt away my problems. I always feel so much 'lighter' after standing out in the rain for a...
    ElyzaTheWeird ElyzaTheWeird 16-17, F Jan 30

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    Whenever it rains lots of people are like 'I hate rain' but I'm different. I love the darkness and rain, even better if it rains at night :). I just don't like the sun for some...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I love a light rain, the clouds should be high and not right above for it makes dark, a rain should be light and bright, and should bring all the forest smells, makes you...
    Gallantio Gallantio 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    the 2 things I love is the smell of freshly cut grass and the smell of cucumbers when making a salad is it just me or do they smell very similar lol
    Pszkit1990 Pszkit1990 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Love warm summer rainstorms! One of my 'bucket list' items is still to be checked off... A warm summer storm... Making slow sensual love as the rain falls...removing wet clothes...
    Nipper66 Nipper66 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My favorite gloves now smell like gasoline So do my scrub pants So does a cheap tea pot Gas cans are not allowed to easily pour gas anymore, that is another story So, I...
    notPC notPC 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I always open my window when it starts raining. I love how it sounds and the smell of it 💕
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    Rain is like an instant mood changer for me. I love the sound and the smell. Although, I hate to travel in it, because I don't want to go anywhere wet. But being at home, and...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F Jan 27

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    Today I went and bought a dozen roses for myself and they gave me another dozen because I fillled up my discount card. I have roses in the kitchen and in the bedroom and the...
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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