When a character audibly sniffs another character, indicating they have an unhealthy attraction to them. Usually smelling hair or discarded articles of clothing.

See also SmellsSexy and LecherousLicking.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Krillin sniffs a diamond that was in Bulma's crotch in ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}''.
* Wataru did it to Isumi's stole in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
* In the StreetFighter manga, E.Honda takes advantage of having Chun-Li locked in a grab to sniff her. She is not pleased.
* Kosukegawa sniffs Motoko's bra (which snapped when Motoko's SplitPersonality [[GagBoobs Mikiri]] took over her body) in ''{{Change 123}}''.
* [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Jack Rakan and Chamo]] at least had [[TheNoseKnows an excuse]].
* When [[OutlawStar Gene]] first fights Suzuka, he makes her stumble by grabbing her sash. It comes off and he proceeds to unabashedly sniff it, much to [[LadyOfWar Suzuka's]] embarassment.
* In ''RebuildOfEvangelion'', Mari sniffs Shinji and says he smells good, like LCL.
** This is more of a subversion - first, because, for those not familiar with the setting, LCL is pretty much the [[spoiler:reeking ''menstrual blood'' of an EldritchAbomination]], with Shinji himself (or at least his original series counterpart) having had a few minor freakouts about the stuff's stench and the way it clings to people who are regularly exposed, marking Mari as a major NightmareFetishist. Also, while Mari ''does'' react with a notable blush and a dreamy expression after the fact, her motivation for getting that close to Shinji was ''not'' sexual in nature - sniffing him was simply a way to confirm him as a fellow EVA pilot, and [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace she was thoroughly oblivious to his awkwardness and discomfort.]]
* ''[[Manga/BlackButler Black Butler II]]'': In the first episode Alois basically flirts with Sebastian via leaning into him and smelling him, pronouncing that he "smells good".
* In ''KoharuNoHibi'' Koharu does this in regards to Akira who she's {{Yandere}} for and doesn't want to forget his smell.
* In chapter 14 a top ''{{No 6}}'' official sniffs Dogkeeper's neck (instead of resorting to LecherousLicking like in the anime) because he thinks she's a prostitute much to her disgust.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': In episode 5 there's a rather funny scene where Shigure sniffs a strawberry decorated towel that Tohru left behind. Yuki and Kyou beat him up upon seeing this.
* In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAion'', Sheila smells Tatsuya's necktie at the loneliness of the infirmary. HilarityEnsues when Tatsuya enters.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'' episode 2 Yoru smells the perfume that Ran applied (he was forced to dress up as a princess).
* The [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Persona 4 anime]] has one of Shadow Kanji's beefcake compatriots taking a deep whiff of Chie. This understandably creeps her out.
* Tsukiyama Shuu from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' does this to Kaneki on multiple occasions. While there ''is'' some justification in that Ghouls have keener senses than humans and others had commented on Kaneki's unusual scent, [[StalkerWithACrush Tsukiyama]] takes it to entirely different levels [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQG5zeAmVYU and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7oxVIChGJ8 beyond]]. After getting some of Kaneki's blood on a handkerchief, he keeps it in a plastic bag for months and periodically takes it out and huffs it like a junkie.

* In the ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' fic ''FanFic/ShadowOfTheDragon'', Syaoran succumbs to temptation while waiting for Sakura to finish getting ready for a shopping trip and sniffs the panties she had worn to bed. Unfortunately, Sakura reenters the room and catches him in the act.
* In the WD Zorro fanfic ''The Eagle's Gaze'', the antagonist does this to Esperanza...''twice''...

* Alec Trevalyen does this to Natalya in ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}''.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'': When the tramp steamer captain is trying to bluff the Nazis into thinking he killed Franchise/IndianaJones in order to get Marion, he takes a lock of her hair and sniffs it.
* During a party scene in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker circles around Rachel and appears to sniff her.
* The elevator scene in ''FinalDestination2''.
* Occurs with Clu to Quorra in ''Film/TronLegacy''.
* Paul Gallier does this to his estranged sister Irena in ''Film/CatPeople'' (1982 remake). However, they are, of course [[CaptainObvious werecats]] and it's a part of their animalistic bonding ritual. Paul wants [[spoiler:Irena to be his mate.]]
* Debbie in ''Devil In The Flesh'' a [[{{Yandere}} dangerous]] StalkerWithACrush for her teacher sneaks around his house at one point and sniffs his shirts in his closet.
* ''Film/EverAfter'': Monsieur le Peu a StalkerWithACrush to Danielle sniffs her hair after he buys her.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Scabior, the head Snatcher in Deathly Hallows to Hermione. After he captures Hermione, he calls her "My lovely" and sniffs her hair.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'': While Priss is in J.F. Sebastian's apartment, she sniffs him while he's sleeping. She had acted (and would later act) in a seductive way toward him.
* In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010'' remake, Freddy sniffs Nancy during a nightmare she's having.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': It's more a case of CloudCuckooLander than attraction, but in the background of the video Kaylee shoots of Inara leaving her shuttle, River can be seen quite deliberately sniffing Inara's bed.
* James Bond himself sniffs Miss Taro's towel in ''Film/DrNo'' after he surprises her by making it to her apartment alive and she goes to pick up the telephone.

* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'': After Dolores is packed off to summer camp, a depressed Humbert throws himself into a pile of her clothes in her bedroom, quickly disentangling himself when the maid comes upstairs with a message. This scene is shown in the 1997 film adaptation (the 1962 Creator/StanleyKubrick film has Humbert sniffing her pillow instead).

* Invoked in ''Series/RedDwarf'' with a NoodleIncident that inspired Space Corp Directive 196156:
-->" Any officer caught sniffing the saddle of the exercise bicycle in the women's gym will be discharged without trial."
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Shadow", Spike enters Buffy's room while she's not home and sniffs one of her sweaters; when confronted, he claims it's a "predator thing."
** In "The Pack" Xander is possessed by the spirit of a hyena and starts sniffing Buffy's hair, a prelude to his AttemptedRape later on.
** And the situation is reversed in "Beer Bad" when Buffy becomes a NubileSavage and starts sniffing Xander. Made even more triangular when, at the end of the episode, Willow is seated on a park bench with Buffy crouched next to her and Buffy sniffs her hair as well.
* A sign of Series/{{Angel}}'s breakdown in Season 2 when Darla has been giving him {{Erotic Dream}}s -- at one stage he's standing behind Cordelia and starts sniffing her hair, causing her to run off. "Personal space bubble!"
* ''Series/MadTV'': In the first "Can I Have Your Number" sketch, Darrel at one point sniffs the girl he's hitting on.
* A character on ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has done this to Tori, Jade, and ''[[HoYay the principal]]'' of their school.
* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': Charlie did this in the beginning of "No Sniffing, No Wowing" to one of the paralegals.
* Papa Lazarou in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' once sniffed a lady's hair.
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Agent Van Alden is so [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed]] with Margaret Schroeder that he once stole and sniffed her hair ribbon.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Keller once smells his boyfriend Beecher in "A Cock and Balls Story" and says that he "SmellsSexy". (The smell being Beecher's father's aftershave).
* Niles in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' likes to sniff Daphne's hair (when he's not going with the LongingLook), though of the non-perverted variety.
* Alexander the Great sniffs his general's (presumably Hephaistion, Alexander's historical lover) hair in ''Series/HorribleHistories'''s "Alexandria" sketch as a ThrowItIn by the actor. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Note that Horrible Histories is a family show]].
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar does this to Claire once he manages to get her separated from Nathan and Peter. Claire is very much not amused.
-->'''Sylar''': [after sniffing her hair] God, this is so much fun.
* Series/{{Hannibal}} does this to [[HoYay Will Graham]] multiple times. Of course, he has SuperSenses and is a cannibal, but he's a lot subtler about it with other people.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Titan's Bastard has a good sniff at Missandei's groin as she pours him wine, making her very uncomfortable.
* ''{{CSI}}'' had an episode called 'The Panty Sniffer'. Someone decided to make money selling panties for this kind of thing.

* In an eroge ''SnowSakura'', the protagonist Yuuiji comes across his [[KissingCousins cousin's]] panties, and may sniff them depend on your decision.

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has Terezi, a blind troll who uses her advanced smelling and licking abilities to see and whop massive amounts of ass with her cane. It creeps some out, [[FetishFuel but for others]]...
* ''[[Webcomic/VGCats Super Effective]]'': [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue/Douche]] takes his CatchPhrase "smell ya later" too literally.

* [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqcnib0Bi41qb5gkjo1_400.png This]] popular image macro depicts [[Literature/TheBible Judas apparently sniffing Jesus]] and Jesus objecting that it's gay. The [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/7958f9b3d6adadcfcfc02807f6b41fea/tumblr_mjbw0sewdU1qj4e4po1_500.jpg text]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m87kz3Y6951rprwpe.jpg has]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8y6bvz5Xt1qeai69.png appeared]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8k3quaiuB1rc8iv6o1_500.jpg on]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/f32b900125972b0477e3d7921a3abf62/tumblr_mhu8v2Cr1L1qe6fpuo1_500.png other]] [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/177/6/6/_aph__u_smellin___fine_by_pikaiscool-d54zcg1.png images]].

* In ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', Danny sniffs the pillow that Plum was sitting on.

* Frollo sniffs Esmeralda's hair in the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Quagmire sniffs a lady's shoe.
** Herbert tells God all he wants is one sniff of Chris' cap. Along comes a gust of wind, and Herbert's wish is fulfilled... except now he wants more.
** Brian performs the normal "dog sniffing another dog's rear" greeting, but being "more person than dog", everyone looks at him like he's a perv.

* Australian politician Troy Buswell got in trouble after he sniffed a female colleague's chair.