Descriptions of AXE men’s fragrances

Descriptions of AXE men’s fragrances

AXE is a popular brand of men’s fragrances, described as: “Premium daily fragrance. Stay smelling great. All day.” And its usage is described simply: “A single spritz to the pulse points on your wrists, forearms and neck is all you need.”

Here is a quick reference of all the AXE fragrances and a description of its scents, all on one page, compiled from http://www.axe.us/product-category/fragrance

ANARCHY
A rich, spicy fragrance that combines fresh and fruity notes. Sweet sandalwood and white amber leave you feeling refreshed.

APOLLO
A classically masculine, sophisticated fragrance with an addictive edge. Crisp notes of green fruits, sandalwood and fresh sage keep you smelling great.

BLACK CHILL
An energizing fragrance with fresh citrus. Mint, cedar and sandalwood undertones keep you refreshed all day.

DARK TEMPTATION
A subtle, sweet fragrance with a hint of spice. A blend of hot chocolate, amber and red peppercorn.

ESSENCE
A fragrance that captures your light and dark sides. A deep, woody aroma and a hint of oriental spice.

EXCITE
A woody fragrance with a hint of sweetness. A blend of coconut, hazelnut and caramel notes.

GOLD TEMPTATION
An exciting blend of green fruits and spicy, sweet notes. Molten chocolate is mixed with fresh citrus and smoky amber for a darkly sweet, masculine scent.

HARMONY
A calming and sophisticated fragrance with a masculine mix of citrus, pepper and ginger.

KILO
A masculine and aromatic fragrance that blends coconut, hazelnut and caramel.

PEACE
An intriguing fragrance with a strong, youthful edge. Zesty freshness, musk and dry woods create a fresh yet warm aroma.

PHOENIX
A classic, fruity fragrance featuring lavender, geranium and citrus. Its earthly composition and subtle blend of wood and fruit refresh the senses.

Should you get Amazon Cloud Drive?

Good question. Especially enticing is the “unlimited cloud storage from Amazon” for just $59.99 per year (at the time of this blog post).

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Unlimited space sounds great, but you have to get your files uploaded there. And that’s not as easy as it could be or should be. Should you pay for unlimited everything? Your answer may vary, and the thing you’d want to find out is how fast you can upload files. That depends on your Internet connection and how well the Amazon Cloud Drive app software works from your computer’s laptop.

Screen_Shot_2016-04-02_at_11_06_23_AM.pngHow fast is Amazon Cloud Drive uploading? Some feedback found in the Amazon help community:

Cloud Drive Desktop – resume uploading: “… if you restart your computer while the Cloud Drive is trying to upload your files, it will stop the process and you will have to start over.”

I have been uploading 2.5TB backup for 9 weeks now. This far 1TB is uploaded and 1.5TB left. As my upstream bandwidth is about about 15Mbit, this first 1TB should have taken about 10 days, not 9 weeks. There is definitely some heavy throttling going on. The first 0.5TB took 3 weeks, while the next 0.5TB took 6 weeks. If the throttling keeps slowing this down, it may never complete.  … Now 2 months later upload is almost complete. looks lile the speed is fairly consistent at 0.6TB / month.

Do you want to wait for days and weeks to upload a large file? No. Mostly likely not. From my own experience and other indicators, the best answer is looking like: “Not yet.”

 

History of ForMinistry.com

Curious about the history of ForMinistry? It was a notable initiative that provided free church websites in the 199-Year History of Innovative Bible Outreach by American Bible Society: “Launched ForMinistry.com, a service that provided websites at no cost to churches and ministries to encourage them to lend their voice on the Internet

And, on a personal note, it was a program for which I worked for about 6 years myself. It closed its doors and went offline in November 2013.

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Here’s an excerpt from the closing announcement posted via archive.org:

Notice of ForMinistry Transition

Dear ForMinistry Editors:

An important decision has been reached after prayerful and careful consideration about ForMinistry.com. After over a decade of serving the church in web ministry, ForMinistry will permanently shut down on October 31, 2013.

This decision was not reached lightly.

Since 1999, the ForMinistry platform has offered free web-building services to thousands of small-to-mid-sized churches. We removed cost barriers for churches interested in exploring this new online frontier and also provided inclusion into a larger online church directory. American Bible Society enabled more than 180,000 churches to benefit from these free resources.

However, the market has changed and today numerous choices for web-building providers are available to meet these needs. They range from free to fee-based offerings depending on the array of features desired; we believe that these tools are better placed to keep pace with ongoing changes and serve the needs of the church community.

American Bible Society has decided to defer to the current market leaders and focus its resources on other Bible engagement efforts. Refocusing our energies as we transition this service will enable us to forge new ways to serve the church — investing in innovative digital efforts needed by the church today.

 

Looking for Information about Monvee

A few years ago back in 2008-2012, there was a little light chatter on the Interwebs about a spiritual formation curriculum and technology called Monvee. Tony Morgan raved about its vision—monvee will Reshape Spiritual FormationFrom the now-dormant website’s about page, this trademarked Monvee system is described as an “innovative web-based spiritual development tool”—Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 1.47.32 PM

There was also a companion book (now out-of-print), Frequency: Discovering Your Unique Connection to God

This book was created by the developers of Monvee.com, an online tool that helps people discover how they are uniquely wired to grow spiritually. Many of the nation’s largest churches and Christian universities use Monvee to help individuals in their organization determine their frequency.

This interview, Monvee Custom Online Spiritual Growth Plan Shows Promise, with Monvee Co-Founder and President, Eric J. Parks, pointed to the kind of investment that was backing the development of this technology:

In 2008, funding was raised and 25 churches alpha tested what is now Monvee. In 2009 private and public beta testing occurred, and Monvee became available to the public in October 2010.

Now it’s very hard to find information about Monvee. There’s no official closing announcement. And when people don’t have closure, it sorta leaves people hangin’. When the story isn’t told by the people that developed Monvee about what happened, people will make up their own story, that most likely be erroneous.

A 2012 news article, Resignations, pay cuts at Heartland Community Church, described the financial difficulties experienced by the home church where Monvee was birthed:

The Great Recession and its aftermath have been difficult for Heartland and for many churches that aggressively expanded.

… Heartland’s financial pinch followed the recession, too. The number of businesses renting space at the mall property declined. Financing for a renovation to bring Rockford Career College in as a major tenant didn’t materialize. In turn, the church spent valuable capital to proceed with the renovation.

Attendance and giving are each down 10 percent to date this year compared with the same period in 2011. Last year, the church launched a $1.5 million summer fundraising campaign. When the campaign fell short — about $1.2 million was raised — the church eliminated programming and cut seven full-time and 11 part-time employees. The church was, however, able to refinance its mortgage.

And then around June 2012, the tweets on its Twitter and status updates on its Facebook Page just stopped. And one Amazon reviewer shared this in 2013:

The spiritual pathways assessment is no longer available. I contacted the publisher (Worthy Publishing), and they confirmed that Monvee no longer exists and cannot be reached, even by them as the publisher. The book is still decent info, but […] as a website and Monvee as an organization evidently bailed on this project, and you will no longer be able to use their tools to build a personal Roadmap for spiritual growth as promised by the book. As far as I can tell, no statement whatsoever has been released by Monvee, John Ortberg, or Menlo Park. Hopefully something will be forthcoming. For now, though, save yourself the time, money, and hassle and don’t bother buying the book.

If you have information that can be publicly shared, please add a comment so people can have closure and share lessons learned that’d be valuable for others who would want to implement something similar in the future.