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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love the smell when it rains in the bush in Africa. The first rain after a long dry season with soaring temperatures and choking dust. The days come when the dark clouds roll up...
    mar3sword mar3sword 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    My breath is usually not stinky and I usually also drink mints. But I am afraid of people smelling my breath when it's bad because you can't smell you're own breath and you never...
    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    Yeah :) where I am from we get a lot of rain and in the summer after when it rains and that we open up a door when it starts to warm up again the smell just comes in like a wave...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I live for gloomy rainy days, it gives me a feeling that I can't really explain, the smell drives me crazy! I love rainy summer nights the soothing sounds put me right to sleep??
    cookieporn cookieporn 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 16

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    Sometimes.. It depends as I live in Michigan, because sometimes when it rains it smell really weird, but I do like it.
    redbetblue2 redbetblue2 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    There is something special about after it rains. The smell is like nothing else in the world. It's like the world has been washed clean, and everything is new again.
    mavrick0417 mavrick0417 36-40, M Mar 17

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    I could just go out and dance in a nice gentle rain. oh the sweet clean smell. you can actually see the grass becoming greener. feeling the rain lightly falling on my skin. the...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I love in the summer when it's a soft rain and it's just warm enough to leave the windows open and you hear every drop outside your window tapping down on the slate pavement. Or...
    Naski Naski 26-30, F Mar 4

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    You know how some people hate the rain because it's wet or it makes them feel sad? It's not like that for me. The rain makes me feel happy. I love everything about it. I love the...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Droplets of water sploshing down into the mud, the smell of fresh rain filling the air. Standing beneath the gutter awaiting the rush of water gathered there. Staring into the...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    rain is soothing to the soul
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 9

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    love the sound, smell and feel of rain.
    senecawind senecawind 36-40 Mar 10

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    The sound, the smell I don't know why I just always have. It makes me happy when it brains :) and is take rain over snow any day lol
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I think I should move to Seattle or something.LOL I LOVE the rain!! I love the way it smells, love the sound it makes when it hits the windows and/or the roof. Curl up with a...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Just sitting at work again, no customers nothing to do but watch it rain. It looks beautiful and sounds nice just wish I had someone here with me
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I like doing the romantic things. Cuddling with a girl when it's raining and just spending the whole day with someone and falling asleep together. It makes me feel good...
    fiendishcandy fiendishcandy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I love that beautiful smell of earth the rain leaves behind when I open my door. 
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It makes my mouth water. Really odd. Especially the smell of wet concrete or freshly watered grass.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F Mar 3

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    It was a nice morning today. Early morning all the sky was dark and cold wind passing through my windows. When I open my bedroom window I saw a cherished seen in the street. Coming...
    BenJimmy BenJimmy 31-35, M Mar 19

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    Its calm, and pretty!!! Its like smelling roses, it gives you a fresh perspective on life!!!
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    I love thunderstorms and only in USA. In UK it rains rains and rains but in Florida the sky bellows and god almighty lightening light up the sky. Such beauty and dangerous. I...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Rain.. The clouds gather, cover up the sun, soon the weather's grey a slight coolness and the anticipation.. Sometimes it rains sometimes it drizzles sometimes it thunders...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    The rain...rain....against my window pane...it drives away....my insane....Mother nature pours down upon me her healing waters of life... the rain....the rain...if you let it...
    OneRose OneRose 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Thanks for bringing back memories of yellow rubber raincoats..where have they gone ..now kids don't seem to wear raincoats.i loved the helmet style rain hats..when you put one of...
    Etarmasol Etarmasol 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I always search for a rainbow when it rains in the afternoon. Rainbows make me so so happy. Twice I saw double rainbows. Imagine my happiness!!
    mayaorana mayaorana 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I loved it when I lived in the house that I grew up in. I'd sleep in my Mom's room because she worked nights. She had a metal awning over her window so when it rained, all you'd...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm a pluviophile. Yes, I love rainy season. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain. It calms me. It gives me peace of mind. When the rain falls down, it relaxes my mind. As...
    etten etten 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    It's raining outside tonight. I love the sound of the rain with little thunder. I will sleep nice and tight tonight with the sound of the rain.
    Letibeme Letibeme 31-35, F Mar 20

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    There's nothing like falling asleep to the beautiful sound of rain. It's so relaxing. All of your problems subside as you drift into solitude. I wish it rained more in LA, at least...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    with books or a cup of hot chocolate..or caramel coffee..it doesn't hve to be se.x all the time..intimacy is nt purely sexual.. a rainy day for tropical country like mine is all...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's pouring around here; I can hear the rain pounding down on the roof and at the windows. I can hear the low rumble of thunder and I can see the bright streaks of lightning...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It rained the entire night and the temperature was warm enough to sleep with the windows open but cool enough to where I still wanted to be wrapped up in a blanket. Nothing better...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    There's something about rain I find soothing and exciting at the same time. From its pitter-patter to intermittent roar it fills me with a sense of cleansing: a purge of raindrops...