The title of the movie is taken from the last line of a Tang dynasty poem attributed to the rebel leader Huang Chao, “On the Chrysanthemum, after failing the Imperial Examination” or simply “Chrysanthemum”:
|“||When autumn comes on Double Ninth Festival,
my flower will bloom and all others perish.
When the sky-reaching fragrance permeates Chang’an [ancient capital in Chinese history],
the whole city will be clothed in golden armour.