Rain from The Demeter Fragrance Library

Not too long ago, I spotted a 50% off code on the Demeter Fragrance Library Facebook page.  I ordered a couple of items that caught my eye.  I grabbed the Rain Cologne Spray because I have always had a thing for candles and incense in the scent of rain.   Boy, it brings back memories from SO MANY years ago.Demeter Rain reviewRain is such a difficult scent to describe, I think.

Demeter describes it this way:

Step outside after the first storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: The sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain.  What you really smell comes not from the air, but the ground! Plants release oils that enter the soil and blend with the other earthy odors. These odors are released into the air when the relative humidity at ground level exceeds 75 percent. Moist humid air will transmit odors far better than dry air. In these moist humid conditions we notice these odors more readily. And since rain is so often connected with moist humid air, we tend to associate one with the other. Demeter Fragrance Rain captures this complex sensory moment perfectly.

Demeter Rain smells nothing like the rain-scented candles or incense that I adored in the past.  I’ll be honest and say I don’t LOVE it.  The fragrance seems clean but not natural, if that makes any sense.  It does not have the allure of rain that I longed for.  The rain scent that I recall makes me think of warm Summer nights, love lost and found, breathless kisses that I will never forget.  I think maybe I was expecting a little too much from Demeter Rain :).  The .5 fl oz cologne purse spray is just $10 at DemeterFragrance.com

Do you own any Demeter fragrances?


  1. October 24, 2013 / 11:41 am

    I used to use rain-scented products from a San Francisco company that was called The Body Shop before they had to change their name because of the UK company. I loved that scent, too. It was definitely fresh and natural! And if I remember correctly, I also liked All Detergent’s rain scent in the late 1990s lol. Demeter fragrances are quirky, for sure. I like a few of them, but others are just plain weird. However, I will check out the link: $10 for a purse spray sounds pretty good to me!
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    • Tina Bowling
      October 25, 2013 / 11:22 am

      I know I have always read about Demeter and finally decided to try for myself. Never tried All rain scent but I do gravitate towards those types of scents in detergents too!!

  2. October 23, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    We get so much rain in the Pacific Northwest that I have no interest in a scent like this. lol Just kidding!
    I sometimes like a fresh rain scent in a room spray or candle.
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    • Tina Bowling
      October 24, 2013 / 7:07 am

      Haaaa that’s hilarious! I am now on the hunt for that rain scented candle that I loved :).

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