When it comes to Comme des Garçons, I feel a certain averseness towards their hyper-modern approach. Their dust on light bulb accords are more than experimental. Many of their productions are weird and Frankenstein-ish, they are surely as interesting as any important modern art, but sorry – I am not their guinea pig!
However, Comme des Garçons' mad professors at least sometimes create something wearable and even beautiful, and Guerilla 2 is one of those. Guerrilla 2 is all about raspberry. One will not expect anything but a synthetic molecule by CdG, but in this case they come surprisingly close to the idea and the taste of delicious wild raspberries you can find in abandoned gardens or in a forest glade. Of course, Guerrilla 2 can also remind you of artificial flavours you know from yoghurt or effervescent powder – whatever your childhood memories may provide!
Guerrilla 2 is not candy-like, and it is not for little girls! Some floral hints of tuberose (?), and maybe some almost hidden spiciness provide a very respectable and adult appeal to this red raspberry perfume. There is a conflict between the childish, candy-like raspberry and the very adult and mature way of handling it, and this is all the magic about Guerrilla 2. This fragrance is very much the style of Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania, but without sweetness. Besides that, Guerrilla 2 is definitely a Comme des Garçons perfume: there is a certain resemblance, maybe a specific hard to describe ingredient in there, something strangely creamy and woody that I think I also sensed in Comme des Garçons 2 and others.
There is not too much development in this fragrance, if you do not count in the slightly alcoholic and Eau de Cologne like appearance at the start. The longevity is too good to be true, especially of that fruity floral note. This underlines the supposition that Guerrilla 2 is artificially concealed synthetics!
Guerrilla 2 is unusual and outstanding, and for me, it is definitely not an every day perfume. However, the raspberry is so beautiful that I want to use it once in a while. Personally, I am not so fond of gourmand notes, but Guerrilla 2 is one of the few exceptions I like.