Scratch & Sniff Your Way to People’s Sexiest Man Alive

Boy, those folks at People sure do know what a single woman – or heck, any woman or gay man, really – wants. For their new Sexiest Man Alive issue, starring Hugh Jackman on the cover (eh), they’ve created a scratch-and-sniff portfolio of other dashing fellows that will bring us one step closer to some hunka hunka burning love.

Sadly, there’s no popcorn or pickle scent like our scratch-and-sniff stickers of old. Here’s what the guys chose to delight our olfactory nerves with:

Hugh Jackman Sexiest Man AliveChris Meloni: “A day at the beach”

Chace Crawford: “Fresh-cut grass”

 Taye Diggs: “Vanilla, chocolate, sandalwood, and musk essential oils”

Michael Phelps: “L’Homme YSL”

Interesting. Taye’s scent seems on the money, but we’d have pegged Michael for a chlorine-and-dirty-Speedos kind of guy. And the beach for Chris? I expected something a little (okay, a lot) grimier. “SVU” only goes to the beach when a hooker washes up on Far Rockaway Beach, right?

Fess up: What would your ultimate scratch-and-sniff scent be? And do you think People got their hunky picks right?

PS Don’t miss this week’s Holiday Gift Guide to Great Beauty Gift Ideas. Hey, Black Friday is just around the corner, people….

-Erin Donnelly, Style Editor