The smell of rain falling in the desert is unique to the smell of rain in other parts of the world. A local man bottled the smell and sells it to native El Pasoans who’ve moved away.
Kyle Alvarado used Creosote leaves as the main ingredient to get the smell of desert rain. The native plant found in abundance around the Borderland.
The first batch sold out within two hours.
After trial and error for more than a last year and half, Alvarado finally created Chaparral Hydrosol.
“The whole thing is just to remind people of home. I think when you smell rain in other places, it doesn’t smell like rain in the Desert Southwest,” said Alvarado.
Alvarado will be at the first Fab Lab Arts Market this Friday.
You can order the product here.