After some googling, I found a Yahoo Answers posting that claims:
Smelling alcoholic beverages will not get you drunk quickly but it will get you going. Alcohol evaporates at a lower temp that water. So if you are holding, for instance, a brandy or other beverage in a class with no ice, alcohol fumes will out - especially if you are warming it with your palms. Breathing the fumes, the alcohol will enter you lungs and, from there, the blood stream along with oxygen.
Since there are no references or any other proof that the statment is more than a personal guessing, I'm looking for a better/more profound answer.
My question therefore is:
Can alcohol enter my blood stream solely by smelling alcoholic drinks?
If yes, which beverages (alcohol level %) would I have to breath and for how long to get a significant amount of blood alcohol level?