Translated from the French
French women are like magnets. Sometimes we attract; other times we repulse. We are alternately hot and cold. Distant and passionate. It has to do with our origins, a mix of Latin and Celtic. For me, the woman who best embodies this duality is Isabelle Adjani. She's mysterious. She's independent, but she loves.
To impress a French woman, you must be faux-ugly. Men like Serge Gainsbourg or Vincent Cassel are the ultimate sex symbols in France. They are not beautiful, but they are not ugly. They are ugly-beautiful. They are cultured and elegant, but they are nonchalant about their culture and their elegance. Their shirt is undone. That casualness, that carelessness, is to me a very Parisian quality.