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I Smell Rain Coming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    I love the smell of girls panties so much too. Very sexy.
    Cuck4lesbian Cuck4lesbian 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    why inhail smelly weeds? it's just disgusting... ...
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    This was taken yesterday. It's still raining a lot and I love it. Washington, you are stunning.
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Rain rain don't go away....
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I get a skin reaction being near it and smelling it makes me pass out :/ lol
    nyanmoog nyanmoog 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    Wet pavement smell is perfect!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Sitting in my room, looking out the window and listening to music. Now this picture here is my definition of perfect weather. Rain, a lot of wind, dark clouds, and it seems like a...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One day I was out in the rain with my dorky brother. We were splashing in some puddles and I fell in, completely soaking my sweatpants and jacket with rain water. My brother...
    GirlyPonies GirlyPonies 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What is it about kissing in the rain? It's just so romantic, walking hand in hand with someone, walking along it was sunny and bright all of a sudden, clouds move in, skies become...
    JadesFire89 JadesFire89 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I went out to play catch with my best friend and could smell the rain I got excited but It only sprinkled a few drops what a tease it'll probably rain noe that I'm inside lol
    whitwhit86 whitwhit86 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    it raining now. the smell is intoxicating. wet fresh mown grass and the smell of worms. rain drops hitting my face and rolling down my chin and neck. it cooling against my hot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As a little girl my room was filled with rainbow wallpaper, I'd lay there and dream of what else was behind them, could I just escape behind those big ole pretend clouds on the...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Heavy Rain...I have an app on my phone called Relax Melodies. You choose the sounds you find soothing. My formula is rain ...winds ... thunder... storm...heavy rain...icy sleet...
    southerncaviar southerncaviar 51-55, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love wearing PVC and plastic rainwear. The touch of the plastic on my bare skin is terrific. I also feel happy and relaxed when wearing plastic. Sometimes I wear rainwear for its...
    theshakes theshakes 56-60 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I live in Ireland so you'd think I'd be like of the many other's here who dislike the rain and cold. In fact this summer here has been constant rain and at work, I regularly hear...
    Marienbad Marienbad 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    It's raining quite heavily right now, but I can't really go out and smell it.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    almost a heavenly cleansing smell. like everything will turn out OK again.it calms my mind when even my meds cant
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    rain can wash away so many sorrows and can bring can lovely memories...its smell reminds me of how lucky I am to be blessed to enjoy every season when some people can't...love the...
    sittugrace sittugrace 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    How absolutely wonderful!!!!! Sitting outside, enjoying the sounds of the thunder and the lightning as it lights up the beautiful sky. The feeling of the rain cooling down our 100...
    09TiskTisk 09TiskTisk 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    It is the most relaxing, calming comforting thing to me in the whole world. Yesterday it was cloudy so day and not a drop at all. Finally when it was getting late it poured. The...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 20

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    Right now it's raining outside...I love the way the air becomes cooler, smells sweeter, and feels fresher. I love having the sliding door open to feel the breeze!
    sweety589 sweety589 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just luv getting wet in the rains and dancing and splashing around in d water until I am fully tired. and, living in a country like india , monsoons fulfil my dreams of dancing...
    umang1029 umang1029 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Oh I love watching rain falling from the sky making everything more green and clean and fresh and also the refreshing smell of wet mud..It makes me happy. Some of those days when...
    Majesticrose Majesticrose 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Is it strange to enjoy the rain as much as I do? Whenever it starts raining here, which it rarely does, I feel completely relaxed and quite happy. Most people think rain is a scary...
    kathiamtz kathiamtz 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    It started to rain so I opened my windows to let in the fresh air and sounds of thunder... But that wasn't enough. It was as if the rain was calling me near. I opened my door...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F Aug 16

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    as a little girl, eight maybe, there was lighting and thunder coming down like rain one morning. The noise woke me from my sleep and I remember my mother shouting, "SHUT UP"! It...
    Ariegaw Ariegaw 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    It never really rains where I live so when it rains I savor every last minute of it....Rain is amazing,so calming and peaceful,and it actually smells good!!
    DifferentIsFab DifferentIsFab 13-15, F Aug 15

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    Whenever it rains, I sit near the window and watch shower on trees. It's so beautiful and mesmerizing. Sometimes I go to backyard and enjoy rain drops over my n ude body. I love...
    neezee neezee 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I really like the smell of the rain.
    Noha4 Noha4 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    What a wonderful day today. A steady rain with thunder and sometimes some lightning to. Love the sound of the rain on the roof, and the clean smell of the air. Perfect for...
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I miss the rain. I always use to open the window of my room when it rain. it let the fresh air in and the sound was so relaxing and calming. too bad it hadn't rain in a long time
    LaDulceVida0810 LaDulceVida0810 22-25, F Aug 14

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    smells like clean cut grass, smells like fresh dirt and earthworms. no exhaust smells, no sour smell. just wet and green and clean
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13