Rain is one of the cleanest and most delicate fragrances from Demeter. It is sweet and fresh with the incredibly undeniable smell of fresh rain. This is not the scent of petrichor; that is Demeter Thunderstorm which we also carry. Rain is a cologne.
DEMETER RAIN REVIEWS
Fragrantica: The initial blast, I pick up sweet green notes that instantly evolve into something green-er, like lime. Then expands, because what you're smelling is dropped in cold water. I can say it is akin to watermelon rinds, cucumber, in lime water, and a mysterious green note that I think is, well. I went outside at at 3am in my backyard and snapped off a leaf, snapped it in two, smelled it .....and there it was!! Pittosporum, which to me, is an aquatic bitter green note. It is a cold scent; no warmth whatsoever. So, now the visual: You're walking on a cold, foggy stone path. The fog is thick and cold. You are only comforted by the distant scent of pittosporum, and your lime trees from your garden surrounding your cold gray stone castle in back of you..... but there where you stand is a cold, expanding fog that goes on forever down to the cold and foggy blue gray lake. You turn around and go back to your home after an hour of gazing where the scent becomes more comforting.
Fragrantica: One of the only aquatic/ozonic scents I own. Definite cardamom in here which does evoke memories of Hermes - Le Jardin Apres la Mousson (albeit this is a weaker, thinner, less complex version). I get some sour cucumber and a summer rain aura - agree with the previous reviewer's comments of the moments before summer rain falls, when the oils of plants are evaporating into the atmosphere. I did not enjoy this on first sniff - but after wearing it for an hour the sharper notes disappeared as is often the case and the mellowed cardamom came to the fore. It's a clean, light and easy scent to wear in the day or at the office. This isn't going to seduce anyone, it's a meditative, aloof scent.
Fragrantica: To me this does smell like rain drops after a storm. It is quite subtle however with a hint of lily which I do not normally like much. I found this fragrance quite intoxicating - I couldn't stop smelling my wrist throughout the day. It is very fresh and reminded me a little of the original Eau de Issey. This is quite a unisex scent - smells great on my boyfriend too. The silage is medium but I found it lasted quite well for a Demeter fragrance. I will be adding this to my collection.
Fragrantica: I love Rain - especially on a hot humid summer day! Unlike Thunderstorm, which has a moldy wet-dirt and ozone overtone, THIS downpour is fresh and clean. Makes me feel like I'm sitting in tall grasses by a mountain lake with cool raindrops falling on my skin in the middle of a summer shower. Lasting power is about the same as other Demeter frags I've tried...two to three hours for me. But hey, it cools me down!