While visiting my dear friend in Virginia, I discovered a tiny boutique that carried a line of candles and home fragrance products that I won’t soon forget. The candles have become some of my favorite, especially one particular fragrance. Today, let’s find your signature scent with Bridgewater Candles.
Oh, and read through to the end of the post for not only one chance, but TWO chances to win a Bridgewater Candle Company package AND a discount code!
FIND YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT WITH BRIDGEWATER CANDLE COMPANY
Last year I took a nice little week-long trip to Virginia to visit my dear friend Paula from Sweet Pea blog.
It was a wonderful vacation filled with visiting historical sites, a weekend at her lovely lake house, meeting family, and, or course, lots of blog talk!
I don’t know about you, but I always like to take a little sumpin-sumpin home with me from a trip. You know, a little momento to remember the time away. Do you do the same?
Well, on the last day of the trip, just before Paula took me to the airport, we popped into a cute little boutique next to the restaurant where we had a yummy lunch with Paula’s mom and aunt.
And that’s where I discovered Sweet Grace! *cue angels singing*
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Bridgewater Candle Company Mission
The Sweet Grace fragrance line from Bridgewater Candle Company is fresh and ‘dreamy’ with notes of exotic passion fruit, sparkling tea and classic patchouli. I’ve never smelled anything quite like it!
As I shopped through the boutique, I kept coming back to the Bridgewater Candle display, and found that Sweet Grace not only came in candle form, but I found wax melts, room spray, laundry detergent, sachets and even an auto vent clip.
Then, the owner of the boutique told me about the Bridgewater Candle mission:
An issue close to our (Bridgewater Candle Co.) hearts is the world hunger crisis, and specifically how it impacts children across the globe. With over three million children dying each year from hunger, the need for change remains an urgent priority. This led us to partner with Rice Bowls, a non-profit organization that provides food for children in orphanages around the world. When you buy a candle, a child is provided three meals, allowing you to be a small part of something big. (Source)
After finding out about their mission… I pretty much bought one of everything in the Sweet Grace fragrance line that the boutique carried! (Can you blame me?)
So, at the very last minute, I found my momento(s). I went home from my amazing visit with Paula with a wonderful fragrance line that I now consider my signature home scent.
What is a Signature Home Scent?
A “signature scent” or “signature fragrance” is a scent that helps communicate what you believe your home is about. It’s a fragrance that will remind others of your home.
Sweet Grace has a ‘heady’ feminine scent that is fresh and warm at the same time. Bridgewater refers to the fragrance as “warm, peaceful, and pure”. This is what I want my home to feel and smell like, for my friends and family, and me!
And don’t you worry… we can totally use the same signature scent. Because of other fragrances that are specific to each of our homes, candle fragrances mix with those scents and end up smelling lovely, albeit different, in each home!
Plus, Bridgewater Candle Company has an extensive line of fragrances to fit everyone’s individual ‘style’.
How Do You Find Your Signature Scent?
Well, the short of it is, you gotta smell a lot of candles!
Seriously… In order to find your signature scent, be sure to stop and ‘smell the candles’ when you see a new brand or display. I would have never found Sweet Grace if I hadn’t stopped to take a quick whiff.
Warning: If you can smell the wax in a candle, step away from the candle. You’re wastin’ your time!
Look for fragrances that have ‘notes’ that appeal to you. Personally, I love ‘green’ smells… like fresh cut grass, spring meadows, and greenery branches. I also love strong floral notes, like jasmine, peony, and honeysuckle. Finally, a bit of citrus always appeals to me, too.
When you find a unique fragrance that sets-off fireworks in your olfactory system, buy it! Then take it home and use it and see if it works with your home. If it does, purchase several items to layer in your house to get your signature effect.
Here are just a few of the fragrances that Bridgewater offers that may help you find your signature scent:
- After the Rain: bright, juicy accords of apple and kiwi mingle with musky, earthy notes of patchouli and moss
- Spring Dress: feminine blossoms of peony and magnolia surrounded by sparkling citrus and warmed with mahogany
- Afternoon Retreat: soft moss, teak, sandalwood and amber as a light, refreshing breeze of bergamot and lime
- Be sure to check out their site for their full array of scents!
Layer Your Home Fragrance
Have you ever heard that in order to keep your perfume going all day long, you need to layer the fragrance? We’re talking about using body wash, body lotion, body mist and perfume, all in the same fragrance. This is what keeps your fragrance going strong all day.
The same works with your home, and Bridgewater Candle offers an extensive line of products to use in the home:
- Candles (both in standard jars and special decorative jars for featured fragrances, like Sweet Grace
- Wax bars and warmers (for those that don’t want flames in their homes)
- Home fragrance oils
- Sachets (these are actually amazing!)
- and so much more
Working With Bridgewater Candle Company
Bridgewater actually saw my post! Well, it may have actually helped that I sent them an email with the link! 😉
But, I was surprised to get a reply and even more surprised that Bridgewater want to work together.
And this is what they sent me!
Not only did they send me this group of wonderful Sweet Grace products, but they are also giving MWA readers a 15% discount code for purchases on their site! Just enter ABODE15 at checkout through June 30, 2021!
Sweet Grace Flower Diffuser
A flower diffuser is something I’ve never seen before. Have you?
You open the bottle of fragrance oil (that cork was a bit tricky to remove… just twist and rock the lid back and forth), take the flower and extend the fabric-covered wire, and then insert the flower into the bottle.
Remember to be sure to have the flower sitting level on the bottle (per the instructions).
This is what my flower looked like when I first placed in on the shelf.
And this is what it looked like after letting it sit overnight.
And now, as I look on my kitchen shelf, the color has intensified even more and the flower is ‘blooming’! The fragrance that is emitted is perfect… not overpowering, yet I get wafts of fragrance through-out my living area that is just delightful!
After about two months, the color will dissipate from the flower, and it will be time to get a new diffuser.
Sweet Grace Candle #008
Bridgewater also sent me this lovely mercury glass jar candle filled with the Sweet Grace fragrance. The light amber color matches perfectly with my DIY’d basket that holds my cookbook and dishwashing liquid!
Remember, before you light a candle, be sure to clip the wick down to about 1/4 inch. (Except for tealights… you can just light those.)
Isn’t the shell detail so pretty?
This candle #022 is something I purchased a few weeks ago at a local store that carries the Bridgewater Candle line. It was fun to be able to smell lots of the fragrances ‘in person’, but Sweet Grace is still my fave!
By the way, if you want to smell before you buy, you can find local boutiques and stores that carry Bridgewater products by using their store locater.
And, I love the Sweet Grace room spray, as well as the sachets (not pictured). They are two of my favorite products!
The hand sanitizer is a fairly new product, but because of skin issues, I won’t be able to use this product. However, my loss will be one of my readers’ gain!
Bridgewater Candle Company Giveaway
Okay, y’all… It’s giveaway time! And you have TWO chances to win! And two chances to see if Sweet Grace might be the path to find your signature scent!
The first giveaway will be here on the blog, and you’ll have a chance to win the collection pictured below.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
Congratulations to Mary D. for winning the Bridgewater Candle Co. Giveaway
Remember the 15% discount code is good through 6/30/21. Enter ABODE15 at checkout!
Simply visit Bridgewater Candle Company and leave me a comment below telling me what item you would love to try in your home. (Naming a product is required to qualify for the giveaway of the package pictured above.) I would also LOVE to know which Bridgewater fragrance sounds like YOUR signature scent! The fragrance descriptions are listed under “Fragrance” on each product for that scent.
You can also hop on over to my Instagram account starting today (June 22, 2021) for a second Bridgewater Candle package giveaway from My Wee Abode!
Enter to win once a day on the blog with a new comment mentioning a new product you would like to try until the giveaway ends on Sunday, June 28, 2021 at 12am PST! Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email. You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Void where prohibited. Sorry, this giveaway is for US residents only.
Have fun, and enjoy the discount code of ABODE15 to receive 15% off your purchase through June 30, 2021! And be sure to subscribe to Bridgewater Candles for notifications of new products, specials, and new fragrances!