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You know that smell right after it rains? | by Kevin L O'Mara
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You know that smell right after it rains?

Somewhere in the comments of this MetaFilter article about petrichor someone mentioned CB I Hate Perfume and how he has bottled that smell, along with many others. Everything in his Earth series is available only in the gallery which is nowhere near me. Fortunately a friend lives nearby and picked one up for me.

 

I think it's absolutely fascinating. It's not exactly that smell that happens right after it rains, but it's close. It has a mossy component as well, more of a rain in a Pacific Northwest forest smell than a grassy field in the South after the rain smell, but I guess it'd be asking a bit much to have it that specific.

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Taken on January 5, 2013