What is the difference between spices and condiments?
Condiments (from the Latin condimentum), also called spices (from the Latin specĭes), are a series of aromas of plant origin that are used to preserve or flavor food.
A condiment is a spice, sauce or preparation that is added to a meal, a dish or recipe during before or after preparation, to give it a specific flavor such as oregano, to enhance the flavor such as salt or sugar or to complement the dish or recipe such as wasabi for sushi, in this case it would be called table seasoning or table sauce specifically a seasoning that is served separately from the food and the diner adds it to taste.
Spices can also be used to perfume. Some of the most used spices in perfumery: pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, saffron, cardamom, coriander, dill, ginger, mint, nutmeg, star anise, pepper (various varieties), thyme. This category of ingredients gives off strong and powerful aromas and lasts over time. These will become the middle and bottom notes of a perfume.