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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, PervertedDrooling, and LecherousLicking.



[[folder:Anime & 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 ''Franchise/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 ''Manga/Change123''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Jack Rakan and Chamo at least had [[TheNoseKnows an excuse]].
* When ''Manga/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.
* ''[[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 ''Manga/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 ''LightNovel/{{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).
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' 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.
* ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'': Yamada does this to his own body when he has swapped bodies with Shiraishi, and she shines up his body with some beauty products. Also does it to Odagiri when she hugs him.
* Tohru does this with one of Kobayashi's shirts in chapter 3 of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. Of course, she was sniffing a shirt that she had just finished washing, so there wasn't any scent left.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', [[HeroWorship Beltorchika]] does this to [[CelebCrush the famous Amuro Ray]] shortly after she meets him, with the excuse that he uses her favorite soap.
* One of the first things Noboyuki Sugou is seen doing in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is sniffing [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Asuna's hair]]. This exists purely to evoke disgust in the audience, something [[WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged the abridged series]] plays completely seriously.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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''...
* In ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'' (an AlternateUniverseFic about ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''), [[VillainousCrush Shendu]] does this a few times to [[OriginalCharacter Valerie]]. At one point he's enjoying the remains of her scent on the book she had hidden in her trousers.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Prior to the two of them hooking up, Asuka had stolen one of Shinji's sleep-shirts for this purpose. She later ended up using it as a security blanket of sorts after a particularly bad nightmare (Misato was forcing the two of them to sleep in separate beds at the time, so she couldn't hug Shinji for comfort).
-->''His scent... she couldn't have him next to her right now, but she could still fall asleep with his smell there. Maybe that would extend a little of its protective power.''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Frollo sniffs Esmeralda's hair in the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
* Don Juan from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' continually sniffs Elizabeth's glove.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* 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 ''Film/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.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': In [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4euik8 this commercial,]] Quicksilver smells the hair of a female student at Xavier's school that he's infatuated with.

* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', [[spoiler: Tisala ]] sniffs Ward's clothes. It comes across as rather romantic, as [[spoiler: she is in love with him, and he with her]], and not very perverted, as he has, always the gentleman, invited her to use his bedroom, including the bed, as it is one of the few actual rooms in his place. So she's not invading his personal space, he has invited her in.
* ''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).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In the 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 ''Series/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]].
* On ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', Freddie smells Shelby Marx's hair when she hugs him.
* ''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}}'': The title character 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.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode called 'The Panty Sniffer'. Someone decided to make money selling panties for this kind of thing.
* In ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' a criminal sniffs Piper's underwear that she gives him in return for the favor of passing a note to her girlfriend Alex. Piper later uses that as incentive to sell used panties to perverted guys to make a profit.
* In the ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' episode "Visage", [[spoiler: Tina Greer]] sniffs Lana's underwear at one point.
* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. In "Candy Morningstar", [[BiTheWay Maze]] sniffs an erotic dancer that Lucifer has hooked up with, after [[EatingTheEyeCandy blatantly checking out her ass]].
* In the third season episode of "The Sopranos" entitled "Second Opinion", newly "made" man Christopher Moltisanti receives a surprise, late night visit at his apartment from his immediate superior in the crime family Paulie Walnuts and Patsy Parisi. The two gangsters comb through Chris and his girlfriend Adriana's belongings to cherry-pick Christopher's stolen swag. Chris catches Paulie taking a mighty sniff of a pair of panties from Adriana's lingerie drawer.

* One of the many, ''many'' skeevy things mentioned in Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "[[StalkerWithACrush Do I Creep You Out]]?"
-->''Somethin' I should ask about / Can I sniff the pit-stains on your blouse?/And do I creep you, do I creep you out?

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the "A New Life" mission of VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney, one of your options for taking out the bodyguards is pouring a bottle of ether on Vinnie's daughter's underwear, since one of the agents guarding Vinnie is a pervert who likes to sniff them.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In the eroge ''VisualNovel/SnowSakura'', the protagonist Yuuiji comes across his [[KissingCousins cousin's]] panties, and may sniff them depend on your decision.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', Danny sniffs the pillow that Plum was sitting on.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''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.
* ''[[Webcomic/VGCats Super Effective]]'': [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue/Douche]] takes his CatchPhrase "smell ya later" too literally.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', resident JerkAss Starfish molests and nearly kidnaps a tied up and helpless [[spoiler: Sette]] before being driven off by another character, but tears free a chunk of her hair in the process and creepily sniffs it as he retreats, remarking to himself that he knew that the victim would 'fancy' him. '''[[{{Understatement}} (She doesn't.)]]'''

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[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 the WebVideo/RandomEncounters video "Senpai Notice Me" [[VideoGame/YandereSimulator Yandere-chan]] sings about how she loves to smell her Senpai's clothes. For some context: she hid herself in some towels to grab his jacket after he stripped naked for a shower.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Curly spends one episode trying to do this to Rhonda.
** In the movie, Helga talks about how much she loves doing this to Arnold, and later on in the movie, actually does it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': Cody does this to Gwen in one episode. She is understandably disgusted.
-->'''Cody:''' You just smell really pretty.\\
'''Gwen:''' It's just... soap.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Gideon does this while hugging Mabel in "Gideon Rises".
--> '''Mabel:''' Are you sniffing my hair?

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Australian politician Troy Buswell got in trouble after he sniffed a female colleague's chair.