A character believes the time has come for a BigDamnKiss with their LoveInterest.

To make the moment as perfect as possible, the character will spray breath freshener into their mouth to chase off any potential halitosis issues before leaning in to kiss their intended.

This trope is often used comedically, and the character spritzing breath spray is usually rebuffed. Bonus points if they accidentially use perfume or cologne instead of breath spray.

MakeOutPoint is a co-trope. See also YouNeedABreathMint.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One ''Westernanimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' comic had Pinky doing it when questioned AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering.[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Brain replies]] "[[HoYay Er... then again, let's not let our enthusiasm overwhelm us!]]"

* A 1970s campaign for the breath spray Binaca actually encouraged the behavior illustrated by this trope.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', Naveen does this with some perfume that's on the dresser with him after Tiana agrees to kiss him and break the curse.
* Seen at the start of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', when it turns out the narrator is actually Prince Charming. When he talks about how he will kiss the princess to wake her up, he interjects his monologue with a spray.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Subverted in ''Film/DumbAndDumber'': Lloyd points the nozzle toward his mouth, but the spray comes out sideways. He's too dumb to realize it, and goes for the kiss anyway. The second time it happens he sprays someone in the eye with it.
* Tim Robbins in ''Film/ThePlayer'' has one of those little bottles which deposits a drop on your tongue, instead of a sprayer.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' where John sprays his mouth ''after'' kissing "Dorothy Michaels". He does it straight later.
* In the cult classic ''Naked Killer'' (1992), a Hong Kong gangster squirts a spray into his mouth before visiting two beautiful women. This puzzles his bodyguards as he apparently used an aphrodisiac instead of a breath spray. "Maybe his tongue needs stiffening!"
* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'': Thorne initially orders his driver to take Diane to Atlantic City before he sees her emerge out of the elevator looking all fine. He tells the driver to give him the keys and a dose of his breath spray.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Creator/WayneBrady pantomimes this pretty much anytime a scene has him as the boyfriend(sometimes girlfriend) of one of the other performers on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* In ''Series/{{Greek}}'', Dale is about to kiss Casey at their kissing booth, so he takes off his glasses, and spritzes some Binaca...''directly into his eyes''.
* In one clip of ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', a guy did this (to himself) right after the preacher said he could kiss the bride.
* In kiddie sitcoms, usually this will be done by the AbhorrentAdmirer; for example, Nevel in ''Series/ICarly''.
** ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'': Done by Marshall (the studio boss) on a date with the studio's teacher in his car on a date at MakeoutPoint. It's done for comedy, but she's into him as well.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Mr. Wick does this before attempting to flirt up some girls, then makes a face as he realizes he grabbed a bottle of cologne.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheTroop'', Etienne Leibowitz brags that in every drama club production he gets a kiss. He points out to Haley she will kiss him too, or get blackballed from drama club. Cue breath spray.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In one episode, during a Dave Koz Concert, Steve and Myra do this just as they're about to kiss in one episode.
* Hilariously subverted in an early episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' where Joel does this...before simply convincing the visitor (Mike Nelson playing Valeria) to leave them alone.
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', a boy does this to tease Stephanie during a New Years party after stating an intention to give her a kiss. But as the moment of truth draws near, he starts to lose his nerve. Stephanie then turns the tables on him and even takes it step further by [[YumYum slowly eating a peach]] (or at least as close as you can get with a pair of preteens) in front of him.
* An episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' had the lead actor for Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet do this whenever he brought up the eventual kiss with "Juliet," Ned's LoveInterest. It became a running gag in that episode.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheLastLeg'', Josh sprays Alex with breath freshener before they kiss.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has a dog doing this in one strip. The spray can is labeled "Dog Breath".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the original ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game, gradually your breath starts becoming bad, and if you then decide to chat up a lady she'll end up disliking you at first. Using breathspray will at least make her smile.

* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' uses the trope for comedy a couple of times:
** A stripper uses a spray before kissing [=DiDi=] and Sandra (strip #174, July 8 2009, NSFW).
** [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/get_a_better_look Yvan does the same before making a move on Zii,]] but she isn't impressed by the sight.
* Slick of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', in preparation of a date, applies some cologne and inhales breath spray. Unfortunately, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-01-04 he gets the bottles mixed up.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Troy [=McClure=] and Selma are about to make out, he says "excuse me a moment", pulls out a spray bottle, and sprays Selma's mouth.
* Sheldon has done this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' at least once.
* Raoul did it before getting a kiss from Browsia on ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.
* Juandissimo did it to himself, and then to ''Wanda'' in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* Robin actually took a hit of breath spray, then [[MomentKiller shot down the moment]] himself in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''.
* Vlad in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' does this when Danny's mum is seemingly flirting with him.
** And ''Tucker'' does it just speculating on the ''idea'' of putting his mouth on a girl's. He's talking about mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
* Pepe Le Pew from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' would do this on occasion when preparing to kiss the object of his affection, usually a cat with a stripe painted on her back.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': In "Aroma Amore", after being greeted by Fifi La Fume, Furball does this after spitting out a fish he put in his mouth before embracing her with open arms.
* Professor Farnsworth on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' does this [[ItMakesSenseInContext when he thinks aliens are going to force him to mate continuously.]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Jonesy tries this with a bottle of perfume before trying to hit on a girl (He was working at a perfume counter at the time) and ends up regretting it when he finds it tastes terrible.
* In one "Screaming with Binky" quickie on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=MCUcvH9aSrA here]]), Binky the Clown does this right before screaming at a cartoonist.
* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|Squarepants}} does this right when he is about to kiss Sandy at their wedding in "Truth or Square". It turns out afterwards that it was just a play.
* It was a minor running gag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madballs}}: Escape from Orb'' for the main villain Wolf Breath to use breath spray before barking orders to the other Badballs.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/AdrienBrody did this immediately prior to announcing Creator/CharlizeTheron's [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] win for Best Actress in a Leading Role in ''Film/{{Monster}}''. This was in reference to how Brody, when he won for Best Actor in a Leading Role the year before for ''Film/ThePianist'', planted a surprise kiss on presenter Creator/HalleBerry.