St. Regis

Introducing the St. Regis Scent

A rich, green fragrance crafted exclusively by scent designer, Carlos Huber of ARQUISTE Parfumeur, Caroline's Four Hundred is inspired by the floral arrangements of one of the most splendid balls of the Gilded Age.


The watery, green scent of hyacinth wafted through the house, adding a light, aquatic transparency to the impressive floral arrangements.

Easter Lily

Easter lilies were included in the floral displays in the grand ballroom. The soft green, waxiness of the lily’s petals encircle a warm heart of spicy clove and resinous undertones.


Carnations featured in the floral arrangements within the ballroom, adding a peppery character to the bouquets, mixed with honey notes and softened by a powdery, rose petal facet.

Quince Blossom

Guests proceeding to the ballroom were greeted by the soft, sweet floral character of quince blossom, with its fruity notes of apple and pear.


During supper, bowls of violets were used as table centerpieces, filling the room with their delicate, powdery scent and distinctive green floral character.

Palm Fronds

Potted palms appeared throughout the hallways, their expansive fronds introducing a lush, tropical aroma to the house.

American Beauty Rose

Guests of the ball were greeted in the great drawing room, which was filled with vases of American Beauty roses. The distinctive scent of garden-cut roses enriched by the freshness of the crisp petals.

Exotic Woods

Polished parquet floors and exquisite French and English furniture of mahogany, oak and sycamore added a sweet woodiness, introducing a robust background to the fresh floralcy of the bouquets.

Apple Blossom

Apple blossoms lined the hallways of the great house. Their sweet floralcy and fruity character released a heady scent as guests walked by.

Almond Blossom

Almond Blossom, with its rich gourmand undertone, introduced a rich, nutty aroma to the hallways of the house.

Yellow Jonquil

Yellow jonquil has a fresh, green opening with creamy floral facets. Its paper and hay-like aspects, give it an earthy quality that added softness to the floral arrangements in the great ballroom.

Introducing the St. Regis Scent

Illustration by Bil Donovan

"Scent has the rare ability to transport us to another time and place, in the most intimate way."

Carlos Huber, Founder of ARQUISTE

Caroline's Four Hundred is now available Caroline's Four Hundred is now available

Experience the St. Regis Scent

Caroline's Four Hundred is now available at St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world or by visiting the St. Regis boutique. Experience at home with a candle or a room fragrance.

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The Inspiration

The Inspiration

January 28, 1900, Fifth Avenue, New York City

Inspired by one of the most splendid of "The" Mrs. Astor's famous balls, Caroline's Four Hundred takes its name from the notable guests that represented the highest echelons of New York society. The matriarch of the St. Regis brand, Caroline’s rich traditions, from afternoon tea to midnight supper events, and love of fresh, abundant botanicals, can be found at every St. Regis across the globe. With rich notes of American Beauty roses – her favorite flower - green stems, the whitest lilies and the delicate sweetness of quince, apples and cherry blossoms, Caroline’s Four Hundred embraces the blooms that adorned her ballroom on that unforgettable evening.

Carlos Huber of ARQUISTE Parfumeur

Watch the video to hear from world-renowned scent designer, architect and historic preservationist, Carlos Huber on why he was the natural partner for St. Regis to create a signature modern scent that reflects the luxury hotel brand’s enduring legacy and timeless allure. A genuine brand enthusiast, Huber calls St. Regis home when he is traveling and entertaining.

"It has been an honor working with St. Regis to capture the brand’s rich history and its modern sophistication in one olfactory experience."

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