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Find Your Signature Scent with Bridgewater Candles

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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


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!

find your signature scent
Pardon the cell phone photo… I struggle with selfies… I’m old! šŸ˜‰

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!

find your signature scent mercury glass candle with basket on counter with glasses

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.

find your signature scent mercury glass candle with room spray on counter

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:

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:

If you are looking to make your whole home smell like a spa, take a look at these spa smells.

Working With Bridgewater Candle Company

Do y’all remember when I first introduced Bridgewater Candle Company at last month’s Pinterest Challenge?

diy chippy paint thrifted basket with towel cookbook and soap with a candle on the side

Bridgewater actually saw my post! Well, it may have actually helped that I sent them an email with the link! šŸ˜‰

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!

fragrance collection with candle diffuser auto vent clip on cabinet counter

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.

White jar with cork

Remember to be sure to have the flower sitting level on the bottle (per the instructions).

find your signature scent white jar with ivory paper flower

This is what my flower looked like when I first placed in on the shelf.

flower diffuser on shelf with lemon and ironstone bowl with greenery

And this is what it looked like after letting it sit overnight.

pink flower diffuser on shelf with lemon and ironstone bowl with greenery

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!

find your signature scent mercury glass candle with basket on counter

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.)

find your signature scent mercury glass candle

Isn’t the shell detail so pretty?

mercury candle with shell design

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!

find your signature scent with mercury glass candle with flame and room deodorizer and sanitizer

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.

pedestal bowl with bath bomb candle and vent clip and bird on counter
Sweet Grace Bath Bomb, Sweet Grace Auto Vent Clip, and After the Rain Votive

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!

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  1. The scent you are describing sounds amazing, Julie. I definitely don’t blame you for getting one of everything.šŸ˜˜ And what a grat mission too! I need to go and check them out. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh… they are a wonderful company, with wonderful products. I love the flower diffuser… super impressed!

  2. I would love to try the Sweet Magnolia jar candle. Magnolia’s are one of my favorites and this one sounds divine. Thanks for introducing me to this line. I also love the flower diffuser and would love to try that as well.

    1. Yes, Pamela, magnolia scent is a fave of mine, as well! I’m hoping that Bridgewater will be making the flower diffuser in more scents, soon! Did you see they have the reed diffuser in Sweet Magnolia? Their reeds are ‘special’, too!

  3. I would love to try the Flower Diffuser, and Sweet Grace sounds like it could be the perfect scent for me!

    1. Oh… I am more and more impressed with the flower diffuser! You really do need to try it! You won’t be disappointed!

  4. I really want to try that flower so the Sweet Grace Flower Diffuser would be my product. But i think the Lavender Lane would be my signature scent! Thanks for this!

    1. Yes, Mary… I’m in love with the flower diffuser! Did you see they have a reed diffuser in the Lavender Lane scent? Read about the reeds… they are special!

  5. I had never thought about having a home signature fragrance but I LOVE the idea! From your description of Sweet Grace, it sounds to be a promising fragrance for me as well. Their whole line is beautifully presented! Thank you for linking the Bridgewater Store Locator. I was pleased to find I have a local boutique that carries Bridgewater products! I plan to visit the store this morning and check out Sweet Grace as well as their other fragrances in this line! Thank you for the generous opportunity to win your giveaway too!

    1. Oooo, Nancy… come back and tell me what you find, and what your fave scent is! (Just a hint, you may want to call the store to see if they have the product in stock. One of the boutiques in my area was out.)

  6. I can’t get enough candles for my house. We need them. We’ve always walked in and left our shoes by the front door so I think our home smells like stinky socks and I never even wear socks! If I could have my own scent, I’d call it Hello and Big Hugs. I want our home to feel welcoming, cozy and like you can take your shoes off and stay a while. It would always smell like fall – apple pie and spices.
    Sounds like you had a great time with Paula. And I thought the selfie was great! You both looked happy. I’ve never been able to take a selfie either. My kids tell me it’s because I have short arms. LOL.

    1. Too funny about the short arms, Cindy. I think that may be my issue, too, though my kids say it’s because I’m old. So, I’m thinking that Bridgewater’s Welcome Home scent might be JUST what the doctor ordered for you stinky feet smell! šŸ˜‰

  7. I would like the Lavender Lane in the flower diffuser because our back door is our front door and we live on a farm and it is also our mud room. It smells!!! I would like to enter our home, as well as have our guests enter it, and have them smell something wonderful. I love lavender so I think this will do the trick!

    1. Lavender is always a win! I’ll definitely pass on your request for a flower diffuser for this fragrance! In the meantime, did you see that there is a reed diffuser that you could use in the same way? And their fiber reeds provide twice the fragrance of traditional rattan reeds with no need to flip! Thanks for commenting, Donna!

  8. I just shopped & got my Sweet Grace bundle. I can’t wait to see my flower open up and smell the beautiful aroma. Thank You for finding this shop for us.

    1. It really is lovely, and opens more as the oil is absorbed. And it emits just the right amount of fragrance, which is sometimes an issue in my tiny space!

  9. I would love the flower diffuser with sweet magnolia…beautiful!!! Unfortunately I reside in Canada so am probably not eligible.

    1. Oh… I’m so sorry. I should have noted about international shipping. Maybe next time, Darlene. Thank you SO much for commenting!

  10. I would love to try the Sweet Grace Flower Diffuser! Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely item!

    1. The flower diffuser is one of my fave, too, Karen. Just as a note, the giveaway is for the package that is pictured at the end of the blog. šŸ™‚

  11. I love that Sweet Grace flower diffuser! So pretty! I would love to try that and Spring Dress for spring/summer time, and Welcome Home for fall/Christmas time.

  12. When you mentioned honeysuckle, you had me! I hopped over to their site and searched and found it in “Let’s Celebrate”. That scent would be my fave! Thanks Julie for offering the giveaway!

    1. You are so smart! I’m going over to check out that scent, now! (Okay… just bopped on over. I’m not sure about the strawberry, but I love all the other fragrances… so I’m going to order a vent clip to try it out!)

  13. What a great business you discovered! I love companies like this who love to give back, yet still make fantastic products. Because I really like to move my candles around from room to room, I’d like to try 18OZ LARGE JAR CANDLE-WANDERLUST. This fragrance sounds like me with layers of windblown marigold, and velvety apricot over dancing orange flower. I can “almost” smell it!
    duchick at gmail dot com

    1. Oooo, I hadn’t read about Wanderlust, Kathy! That sounds amazing! Apricot AND orange… plus floral notes! Love it!

  14. Oh my goodness, where to begin?? First, on a personal note, I love that photo of you and Paula! You both look great! Second, I think my favorite scent would be spring dress. Third, I want one of those flower diffusers! Too cute and practical too! What a great giveaway!

    1. Thanks, Crissy! I can’t believe that was the only selfie that Paula and I got! Yes, I want to get the Spring Dress vent clip and see what it’s like, too! And it seems that LOTS of people like the flower diffuser!

  15. I would love to try the sweet grace candle #36. I love that they have such a wide selection of containers that they use for candles.

    1. Yes, Sandy… they have so many to choose from, it makes it hard! Be sure to enter each day for the giveaway!

  16. I loved the flower diffuser. Sweet Grace is such an intriging name. I love almost all flower fragrances. They relax me! Thank you for this guve away!

  17. I bought a small Sweet Grace candle today and love it! I’d like to try After the Rain and Spring Dress too! Such a beautiful collection!

    1. Oh, so the boutique you went to DID have the product! Yay! Did they have any other fragrances in stock?

  18. They just emailed my that my Sweet Grace bundle is on its way and I can’t wait for to arrive as I so want to open my flower diffuser. Thank you for finding this company for us. I am sure everyone will find something they will love. I still would love to win the prize as you can never have enough good smelling products in your home.

    1. Thanks, Fernie! I’m so excited that your bundle is on the way! Let me know when you get it and what you think!

      1. It came this afternoon & I am in 7th Heaven, my house already smells so nice. I am sure I will be able to sleep very soundly tonight. I think my doggie even likes the choices I made. I have lots to do today as I am giving my son my 12 place china and silverware. I am not able to have family dinners and did not want these things to just sit here unused. The best part is I am about to become a great granny as she is in the hospital ready to deliver.

        1. Oh, congrats on becoming a ‘great’! That is so exciting! And I’m so glad you are enjoying your new home fragrance, Fernie! So glad you have participated so much! šŸ˜‰

  19. I’m burning my Sweet Grace candle right now and LOVE it! But I can’t decide what I love most, the name Sweet Grace or the Scent! The Sweet Grace bundle is calling my name!

    1. I don’t know of two many people who wouldn’t like it! šŸ˜‰ I hope they come out with other scents in the flower diffuser!

    1. Yes… Sweet Grace is amazing. My daughter, who doesn’t like auto vent clips, got into my car yesterday and she didn’t remove this one (which she usually does with others that I have used). I asked her, “You aren’t gonna remove my new vent clip?” She said, “No… it smells like you.” Ding, ding, ding! Obviously, my signature scent worked! šŸ˜‰


  21. I would like to try the large candle in Wanderrlust. Has notes of orange, caramel, and vanilla plus sandelwood.
    Doesn’t that sound yummy!

    1. Anything with orange sounds amazing to me! šŸ˜‰ And Bridgewater does a wonderful job with their scents!

  22. Well Julie, I just placed an order with Bridgewater Candle Company using your 15% discount offer! Yay, thank you for the savings! I hope you get a profit to benefit your Blog for promoting their company! I ordered the Sweet Grace Bundle, Reed diffuser and wax melts! I can’t wait to receive all the beautiful products and layer on the Sweet Grace the scent in my home! Thank you for introducing this company and the creative idea of having a signature scent for our homes!

    PS: I’m excited to see your tutorial for the canvas lemon prints!
    God bless you!

    1. Oh, Nancy! How fun! I can’t wait to hear when you get your ‘happy mail’ from Bridgewater! I took the photos of the tutorial… I’m hoping to have it published tomorrow! šŸ˜‰

  23. I’m excited to try the Bridgewater Candles! No.013 in Lavender Lane sounds like a fragrance I’d enjoy. Thank you!

  24. My son & wife were here to see what storage they are going to need for the dishes and I didn’t say a word about my new fragrance but they thought my house smelled nice. I tell them about your giveaway, they hope they can take advantage of it as it ends soon.

  25. The flower diffuser is so different and lovely. And Sweet Grace sounds very nice. Second choice would be White Cotton.

    1. The flower diffuser is amazing, Elle! I’m super impressed, and White Cotton smells lovely! I was able to ‘sample’ it at a boutique near me!

  26. I received an email from Bridgewater Candles telling me the products I ordered will help feed children! Iā€™m thrilled! Thanks again for the drawing opportunity! Im excited to see your tutorial on the canvas lemon prints! šŸ‹

  27. Sweet grace and Spring dress sound delightful. Love that they give to help others. I will keep them in mind for my next candle purchase.

    1. Yes, I love the company’s mission, and their product! It’s always fun to spend time with blogging friends, right?! šŸ˜‰

  28. Oh I love their candles so much. The jars they use are beautiful and worth reusing after the candle is done. I love the idea of a signature scent.

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