Right before the holidays, I had this urgent need to have my house smell more festive. The fake plastic tree wasn't producing any pleasant smells (particularly after one of my kitties peed on it), so I rushed into The Body Shop for a little Blue Spruce Fragrance Oil to burn. I dropped a little more cash than I would have liked, but it was the holidays, so it was A-OK, right?

But when I stopped back in again a few days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover its postholiday sale. While some of the items are a bit "holiday," no doubt you'll be drawn to their cozy, wintry appeal. Various bath and body products, fragrances, and home aromas are discounted online and in-store — some up to 75 percent. An assortment of makeup items are available at three for $10, and hair products are buy one, get one half off.

I picked up some more Blue Spruce Oil, some sweet Almond Oil, and a new burner. The tree is down, the place smells great, my wallet is a little fuller, and those cats seem to be a little better behaved.