Summer Fling? The Story Behind our Nostalgic Candle

We've all had a summer fling. Some of us had one long ago, some of us just this past summer. Some of us have had many over the years. It's the kind of romantic entanglement that never seems to go anywhere, but can seemingly change your life. 

For some reason, they always seem to end. Whether it's just having fun for the summer and back to real life for the fall or that you're just not right for each other in the long run, but the chemistry is insane...usually the experience leaves a romantic wound that is bittersweet. 

Summer Fling Coconut Candle

Is there a particular romantic fling that sprung the idea for the candle? Well, there have been some memorable ones over the last couple of years. A few stood out as being particularly nostalgic, which is the real inspiration behind the candle. Nostalgia. That warm emotion of wishing you could be back in the gooeyness of your most notable summer fling. And the insanely happy feeling that you knew would end, but felt impossible at the time.

The toasted sweet coconut scent that is our Summer Fling Candle reminded me of the carefree attitude that comes along with having a fling during the summer season. Where it doesn't really matter what else you have going on in your life because you're excited to hang out with someone who gives you butterflies and keeps you in a head spin, distracted from reality, high on lust and everything just feels a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Days lounging at the beach, evenings spent having a cocktail in the warm summer air, long nights and sleepy cuddly mornings. 

Summer Fling Coconut Candle

But besides personal experiences, there is a particular song from my childhood that couldn't convey summer love more perfectly. These lyrics and song are by The Motels, a semi popular band from the early 80s. If you were around back then, chances are you heard this on the radio or saw the video on MTV.

It happened one summer, it happened one time
It happened forever, for a short time
A place for a moment, an end to dream
Forever I loved you, forever it seemed

I knew I wanted the candle to embody the mood of this song, which is dreamy, slow and ethereal. I'm happy to say it does.

The Summer Fling Candle is not a summer candle. As with all of our products, it's made for those of us that want to live in that summer beachy moment all year long. It's a year round staple in my house. Whenever I want to drift out of the fall chill (which to be honest, hasn't really happened yet here in Ventura) or just escape to some giddy moment I'm lusting over (that maybe has or hasn't happened yet) I light Summer Fling. Luckily for us, this one can last for eternity. 

-Kate, Founder of Luzuli

About our Summer Fling Candle:

Vibe - Sweet, warm, creamy and calming.

Scent - Toasted coconut

Hand poured in the USA with a beautiful creamy apricot & coconut wax blend that creates a super clean, smooth burn extending the life of the candle. Our luxe candles are poured into a gorgeous minimalistic glass jar and sealed with a wooden lid. Contains a cotton wick and phalate-free fragrances. Burn time is approx 60 hours. Burn time is approx 60 hours. Please trim wick before each burn to 1/4" to prevent smoking. Find complete care directions on the bottom of the candle.