For a brand as posh and exclusive as the St. Regis, it comes as no surprise that the company has created their first-ever bespoke scent – Caroline’s Four Hundred, inspired by Caroline Astor, the matriarch of the hotel’s founding family. The exclusive fragrance will be featured at all 35 of the luxury brand’s hotels and resorts around the world and will also be available to take home – as a candle and as a room spray by the spring of 2016.
“Scent has the rare ability to transport us to another time and place, in the most intimate way,” said Carlos Huber, the founder of ARQUISTE. “It has been an honor working with St. Regis to capture the brand’s rich history and its modern sophistication in one olfactory experience.”
Caroline’s Four Hundred gets its name from Mrs. Astor’s famous balls, for 400 privileged guests from the highest echelons of New York society. The scent transports you to the ballroom with scents of the exotic woods, potted palms, apple blossoms that lined the hallways and the crisp whiff of champagne wafting through the crowds. The sweet scent of American Beauty roses, green stems, white lilies; the delicate sweetness of quince, apple and cherry blossom will all come back with Caroline’s Four Hundred.
The Caroline Four Hundred candle retails for $80 and can be purchased from the St. Regis brand’s online retail site, www.stregis.com/boutique, as well as www.arquiste.com.