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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 doesn't rain much where I live. When I do get to hear the rain coming down... falling asleep to it-or waking up to it- it always fills me with a sense that it's a special...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 17

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    My new raincoat arrived the other day and i have already christened it. Ive been wearing my raincoat most of the day and ive been as horny as hell. The smell of my new raincoat is...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Do you love the good smell of rain? If so, you're not alone. In fact, some scientists believe that people inherited their affection for the scent of rain from ancestors who relied...
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I ordered a new pvc raincoat and it arrived today. I couldn't wait to open it but I was very careful when I did as soon as I split the packaging I could smell the fresh aroma of...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    Technically it is not the rain you smell, but it is the minute particles of dust and dirt being thrown into the air as the elliptically shaped briolettes crash to the ground. I...
    iwantacar98 iwantacar98 16-17, M Sep 16

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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 5 days ago

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    Toady my city covered fully cloudy night. No star can see and no moon light. Expecting a good rain in coming days. My wife will reach here on coming Friday morning after her...
    tanoos tanoos 26-30, M Sep 14

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    I love rain. I don't care if I'm inside or outside. I love the feeling of rain falling on my face , I love its smell. And the sound it makes. I love watching raindrops falling down...
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Im smiling all day today and so glad fall is coming, windows are cracked crickets are doing there thing, I love this time of year, and finally im going to get to enjoy it! Moving...
    Smiletoday33 Smiletoday33 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    We have cedar bark chips in the backyard. I love the smell it gives after it rains. Like a freshly cut cedar tree.
    ValerieFrizzle ValerieFrizzle 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    It smells just so fresh! I love rain!
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 14

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    I don't like it when it rains, I love it. It makes everything smell fresh and new. Cools down the hot air and waters my rosé garden. I feel it washes my pain away. Then again I do...
    airleas airleas 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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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 2 days ago

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    Poetess: Looks like another rainy day today... Every time it rains, I sit by the window and imagine being out in the woods.. under the canopy of leaves with the pitter patter of...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 1 Response Sep 4

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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 had been working this summer at the rental office of an apartment site owned by my aunt. I always dress nicely for work (as well as school!) and this day I was in my newest white...
    lookingmybest lookingmybest 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    And I love the smell of most earthy, herbal, musky aromas. Especially: Rosemary, Sage, Patchouli, Nag Champa, Sandalwood, Cedar, Pine, Redwood, Dragon's blood, Lilac, Lavender...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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    I'm sitting outsidenon my deck, with the beautiful sounds and smells of a rainstorm, I wanna run out in it. Jump in puddles and get drenched from head to toe!! Anyone wanna join me...
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Stop Light Story the amber glow in the moon stood to testify in the raven hours. There in the slow lament of rain, the yard birds quietly crowded as the green tides moved...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F Sep 7

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    Good to smell the rain after you've torn her up and deposited lots of seed !
    FreshMilk4Me FreshMilk4Me 36-40, M Sep 19

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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 3 days ago

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    It just rained. Sooo, ya...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs 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 2 days ago

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    Another storm coming in tonight and the rain has just started to fall. Very comforting 😊
    bdonk1 bdonk1 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    The smell, the sound, the entire experience!
    Beckarae Beckarae 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    Particularly on a rainy day and enjoying a laughter with that special person. What a great day to start my week!
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I love the rain. The sound of millions of raindrops hitting your home, your window while your laying there. The sound & just the way it looks outside when it's raining, it makes me...
    Jnicole19 Jnicole19 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    My beloved came to see me and bring us some food...he also brought a little rain with him...We seen the first rainbow when we went to visit a friend and the second rainbow appeared...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F Sep 5

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    "It's raining! Get inside"... How about a no? Walking with rain and lighting is an awesome feeling. Especially barefooted and without umbrella. It's not like we're made of sugar...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Falling asleep alone is one of the worst feelings. I love when I can fall asleep to the little pit pat of rain on the windows. I wish it rained every night. Not a storm. Just rain...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 17

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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 5 days ago

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    I love the rain, provided I've got somewhere that I'm going to. If I'm stranded in it, that'd be another matter entirely. But in general, I love the rain and the thunder, and the...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Sep 1

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    RAINBOWS!!!! A rainbow is enough to cheer me up on a rainy day.
    hannahdreams24 hannahdreams24 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Nothing compares to a rainy day (for me atleast). Most people say rainy days make them feel lazy, but for me I feel invigorated and I can't pass up running or doing something...
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    When it rains I get excited, I feel like getting a chair and siiting out on the front of my door ,and to hear the sound of the rain and let the cold air in. I like to see how...
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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