Caroline’s Four Hundred, the signature St. Regis fragrance, is inspired by Mrs. Astor and her legendary gatherings hosted at the dawn of New York’s Gilded Age. The number “400” refers to the number of guests chosen by Mrs. Astor from the highest echelon of New York society. Created by Carlos Huber of ARQUISTE Parfumeur, this modern scent reprises the exotic woods of her ballroom, along with notes of her favorite flower—American Beauty roses—which adorned her ballroom during those magical evenings.
World-renowned scent designer, architect and historic preservationist, Carlos Huber partnered with St. Regis to create a scent that reflects the hotel’s timeless allure.
Guests of these unique gatherings were greeted in the drawing room, which was filled with vases of American Beauty roses, Caroline Astor’s favorite flower.
Potted palms appeared throughout the hallways, their expansive fronds lending a lush, tropical aroma to the air.
During supper, bowls of violets were used as table centerpieces, filling the room with their delicate scent and distinctive purple hue.
Soft, white and fragrant, Easter lilies were included in the floral displays in the grand ballroom.
Guests proceeding to the ballroom were greeted by the soft, sweet scent of quince blossom, with its fruity notes of apple and pear.
Experience our richly sensory history with a candle or a room fragrance, available at St. Regis hotels and resorts and in the online St. Regis boutique.