[Thread] Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost/ Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜)

I am really excited about this 😀

Title: Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost (香蜜沉沉烬如霜)

Episode Count: 63

Director: Zhu Ruibin (Legend of Chusen)

Screenwriter: Zhang Yuang

Production Company: Perfect World (完美世界影视)

Airing: August 2nd on Youku, iQiYi, Tencent, Jiangsu TV with 63 episodes

EDIT: Viki licensed it as Ashes of Love.


The Flower Goddess dies after giving birth to a daughter, Jin Mi. She has a premonition that her daughter will suffer a great love trial. Before dying she gives her an unfeeling pill since she doesn’t want her daughter to suffer over love like she did. She also orders her followers to keep Jin Min’s birth a secret and to keep Jin Min imprisoned within her realm for ten thousand years.

Thousands of year later, the second son of the Heavenly Emperor, Phoenix, is saved by Jin Mi. To repay her, he takes her back with him. After hundreds of years, he develops feelings for her. Jin Mi is a pure soul that thinks she likes everyone, thus she is unable to comprehend his feelings. She feels an attraction to him but doesn’t understand what it means.

**I don’t know how much to write without spoiling what I think is a twist, so I am leaving it up to here even if the trailers do give a lot away.**

If you don’t mind more spoilers and want to read the novel: Novel Updates

Warning: I’ve had my up and downs with info coming out for this production. As of the latest preview, I am really happy with what I am seeing. ❤


Yang Zi as Jin Mi

Deng Lun as Phoenix/ Xu Feng

Luo Yunxi as Run Yu/Night

Cheng Yuqi as Liu Ying

Wang Yifei as Sui He

Zhou Tingwei as Qi Yuan

New trailer:

From this, I think YangZi really did a good job with her character. Jin Mi is ditzy in a innocent type of way. She was hidden away for too long and doesn’t really know anything about the world or how anything works. She will learn the hard way. This trailer has some of the silliest scenes while the last trailer was more melodramatic, which is probably what the second half will be like.

Old trailer:

Theme Song:



  • YangZi lost weight for this role, she dropped down to 90 pounds.
  • Cheng Yuqi received training in martial arts for her role.
  • YangZi dubbed her own character in the show.

Are you anticipating this drama?

16 thoughts on “[Thread] Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost/ Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜)

    1. Must be. I feel like the Flower realm is full of color, Demon world is all black/purple, and Heaven realm is mainly white.


  1. My first impression, WHAT? The flower fairy gave birth? Who’s the father? Zhu Bajie?

    Very good CGI! Although looks kind of like unicorn land sometimes.
    Compare to TMOPB, that was very bad technology, I couldn’t understand how people cannot see the backgrounds were so obvious. Especially when it comes to Ye Hua’s home in the heaven.

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  2. I’ve been hunting on youtube to see an official upload of the episodes, but so far no luck. I’m super excited about this. People who have paid subscriptions are already saying that the first few episodes are super close to the novel, which is a good sign.

    I’m more excited for this than I was for Fuyao. I’m disappointed how Fuyao veered off the novel and how much they changed the characters. Although they talk about how there are three lives within the drama. I wonder if they are extending some parts to make it 60 episodes because the novel is quite short.


    1. There is an official upload on youtube but no subs

      It is going by the name “Ashes of Love”. I haven’t started it yet but I am reading good things so *_*


    1. Thanks for catching that, I wrote this when I thought it was going to air on Hunan a few months ago 😛
      I am also hoping the story and acting won’t let me down. I mostly concern with changes during the adaptation. Both main leads are good actors, however it really depends on the writing for their ability to come across at least for me.

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  3. I know it’s maybe early to judge and drama might turn out to be better than I think but I wish there would be also a movie version, like with 3l3w ( though 3l3w movie was super inconsistent). To be closer to novel, more compact in term of story and with more flashy costumes(?). Give Phoenix flame costume he deserve!!! 😀

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    1. Not a big fan of the costumes here so far but I am keeping an open mind. I was mainly annoyed that Night’s costume is white when I was expecting dark blues and black. I am also really hoping that this is good. It has potential.

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      1. I think the white is to further accentuate his calm and quite nature. They’re going through the generic stereotype visuals for him.


        1. I guess. I was also thinking that to make him seem more pure since in dramas they use colors a lot to define people from different sectors. They also muted Phoenix’s colors. I guess since they both belong to heaven they are suppose to wear paler tones. But I am still >_> lol


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