ST. REGIS CAROLINE'S FOUR HUNDRED CANDLE
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American Beauty roses
Quince, apple and cherry blossom
The signature scent of St. Regis Hotels and Resorts. A fresh, green, naturalistic fragrance based on the flowers used during the Astor's famous Gilded Age balls.
January 28, 1900, Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Caroline's Four Hundred, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts first-ever bespoke scent has been created exclusively by ARQUISTE Parfumeur.
Inspired by one of the most splendid balls held by Caroline Astor, the matriarch of the hotel’s founding family and doyenne of New York’s Gilded Age society, Caroline’s Four Hundred takes its name from the 400 notable guests that represented the highest echelons of New York society. The scent captures at once the actual flowers used around her residence, the exotic woods of the ballroom, the potted palms and apple blossoms that lined the hallways, and the light crisp essence of champagne wafting through the crowds. With notes of rich American Beauty roses – her favorite flower – green stems, white lilies and the delicate sweetness of quince, apple and cherry blossom, Caroline’s Four Hundred, embraces all of the blooms that actually adorned her ballroom on that unforgettable evening in 1900.
Caroline’s Four Hundred, the St. Regis fragrance, is featured at all St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world.
Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
– Article: Mrs. Astor’s Annual Ball, source: The New York Times Jan. 30, 1900. (1 page)
– Article: Mrs. Astor’s Ball: Climax of the Season, source: The New York Times, Jan. 12, 1904. (1 page)
– Kaplan, Justin, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, Viking, 2006, New York.
– Cowles, Virginia, The Astors, Knopf, 1979, New York.