The formula of Providence Perfume’s Solid Perfume Balms are based on retro solids of the 50’s and 60’s, you know, those that were petroleum based. And yes, Providence’s modern formula is very similar. EXCEPT there is no petroleum. The base is shea butter, beeswax, and rich oils. So, the formula is “balmy”. Imagine something like Smith’s Rosebud Salve.