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Top Notes: Lauder Travel Retail Move … Farn Names Kline … Coty’s French Reorganization

Coty Inc. has shaken up its organization in France, merging its prestige Lancaster Group France and mass-market Coty Beauty France divisions to form Coty France.

LAUDER TRAVEL RETAIL MOVE: Jean-Charles Seite has been named the Estée Lauder Cos.’ vice president and general manager of travel retailing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He succeeds Stephane Beraud, who left the company to pursue other interests. Seite most recently was vice president of Lauder-owned Darphin Laboratories.

FARN NAMES KLINE: Fragrance sales and marketing firm Gary Farn Ltd. has appointed Dana L. Kline to the new position of vice president of sales. Kline will be based in New York and will report to Alison Farn Leigh, president of Gary Farn.

COTY’S FRENCH REORGANIZATION: Coty Inc. has shaken up its organization in France, merging its prestige Lancaster Group France and mass-market Coty Beauty France divisions to form Coty France. Florence Rollet is managing director of the new unit. Isabelle Dufour, managing director of Lancaster Group France, has left the firm to pursue other projects.

This story first appeared in the July 15, 2005 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.