Smell after the rain

@dodo19 (28120)
Beaconsfield, Quebec
May 7, 2017 9:00am CST
As much as I might be tired of the rain, I will admit that the smell of the air after it rains is so nice. I really do enjoy the smell of it. I'm not sure what it is, but there's just something about the smell that I do enjoy.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
7 May
I enjoy it, too.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
Rain does leave a nice smell, doesn't it?
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 May
@DianneN , Smelling the air after a rainfall is always so refreshing.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
7 May
@dodo19 Unless it's lowtide. Lol!
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 May
This article might explain it to you Dominique:
I've noticed a lot of times, especially in the spring and summer, that there is a strong, funny smell after it rains. Sometimes it is a good smell, and sometimes it is unpleasant. What causes this smell?
@silvermist (15794)
• India
7 May
@marlina Thank you for sharing the link.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
Thanks for sharing. It is interesting to read it.
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 May
@dodo19 You are welcome!
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@BarBaraPrz (17573)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 May
I know what you mean. I smelt it last night lying in bed. It smells like fresh laundry dried on the line outside...
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 May
Love the smelll in the air after a rainfall.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
@marlina @BarBaraPrz It's such a nice smell. Absolutely love it.
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@andriaperry (33282)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 May
Me too, its like the rain beat the other awful smells away.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
Exactly. The rain just washes them away and leaves a nice clean smell behind.
@Gillygirl (15290)
• Sutton, England
8 May
There is a freshness about the air after it rains. We haven't had any for ages.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 May
The air does smell really fresh and new. Sometimes, it's nice to have a bit of a break from the rain.
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@Gillygirl (15290)
• Sutton, England
9 May
@dodo19 Yes too much rain is not good nor is no rain. It looks like we are heading for a drought in the UK
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 May
@Gillygirl That's true. Too much or not at all is good. We are definitely getting too much here. Hopefully you do get a little bit of rain.
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@flower16 (42)
7 May
Here we just had rain too and smell of rain just lovely. Years ago I used to walk in the rain especially in summertime - no umbrella of course!
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
Sometimes, it can be nice to walk in the rain. My girls were out in the rain a little bit yesterday and were having a blast. No umbrella. Just rain coat and rain boots.
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 May
@dodo19 It reminds me of when I was a kid, I just loved playing in the rain.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
@marlina I loved playing in the rain too. So many good memories.
10 May
i love rain tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much ,,,,, i love to dance when raining
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 May
It definitely can be fun dancing and playing in the rain.
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10 May
@dodo19 yeaaaaaaaah
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@dramagirl26 (3438)
• Ringgold, Virginia
12 May
I love the rain and the smell after a downpour is great.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 May
I know the feeling. I am the same.
@BettyB (4287)
• Summerville, South Carolina
9 May
The air always smells so fresh and clean after a rain shower.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 May
It really does smell so clean and fresh. It makes everything smell so much better.
@sissy15 (5115)
• United States
8 May
It rained here for almost 3 days straight non stop and I love rain. I love the sound of it and the smell of it but it does sometimes put a damper on things. I mean it's a very earthy smell and it makes things seem new and fresh.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 May
As much as I love rain and the smell, like you, there's only so much rain that I can handle. It's rained a lot in the last few days and I am now looking for sun.
@allknowing (55812)
• India
8 May
The first rain gives out a great smell coming from the dry soil, and I like it.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 May
I love it too. It's so fresh and natural.
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@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
7 May
It really is a smell that gives me a feeling that everything is brand new.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 May
It's true. It's a new smell and so fresh.
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@shivamani10 (10791)
• Hyderabad, India
7 May
I use that room freshener. It will be great.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
It's so nice to have.
@Kandae11 (27188)
7 May
The smell is fresh and full of nature's earthy scents.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
Absolutely. It's nice to finally be able to have all those smells come in.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
I know what you mean. I love the smell after a nice shower of rain.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
So nice and fresh, isn't it? Enjoy!
@silvermist (15794)
• India
7 May
@dodo19 Yes,the smell of earth when rain falls is very distinctive.
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@dodo19 (28120)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 May
It really is. It's so different from the other smells out there.
@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
10 May
I like that earthy smell too. It gives a sense of freshness